Saturday, July 21, 2012

Beethoven -- two quotes and two links

"Anyone who understands my music will never been unhappy again," Ludwig is alleged to have said. Some biographers doubt the source from which we get this; but it doesn't matter. If he didn't say it, he might as well have; the music certainly says it for him. -- Robert Anton Wilson (from "Beethoven As Information" in The Illuminati Papers.

Beethoven's String Quartet No. 16 was the last major work he composed. It contains all the wisdom I'll ever need. -- Roman Tsivkin

Legal download (from Borromeo String Quartet) of Beethoven's 16th String Quartet. Lots more free, legal downloads of Beethoven, Mozart and other RAW favorites here.

1 comment:

Eric Wagner said...

Interesting post. I love Joseph Kerman's book on the Beethoven quartets. I bought Bob Wilson a copy of it, but I don't know if he ever read it.