12a. Beethoven pt. 2 - easier, but in my professsion it is...

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Letter of Beethoven to Karl Amenda Dated July 1st 1801
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"... Know that my noblest faculty, my hearing, has greatly deteriorated. .."". .. How sad is my lot, I must avoid all things that are dear to me. ."". .. Oh how happy I should be if my hearing were completely restored, then I would hurry to you”. .. Of course, I am resolved to rise above every obstacle, but how will it be possible? . ..” ... I beg of you to keep the matter of my deafness a profound secret to be confided to nobody, no matter whom. ."
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Extracts from a letter from Beethoven to Franz Gerhard Wegeler, friend from Bonn and a doctor The letter is dated June 29 most probably from 1801.
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"... My hearing has grown steadily worse over the last three years, which was said to be caused by the condition of my belly” For two years I have avoided almost all social gatherings because it is impossible for me to say to people "I am deaf". If I belonged to any other profession it would be
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Unformatted text preview: easier, but in my professsion it is a frightful state. ."". .. It is curious that in conversation there are people who do not notice my condition at all; since I have generally been absent-minded, theey account for it in that way. Often I can scarcley hear someone speaking softly, the tones yes, but not the words. However, as soon as anyone shouts it becomes intolerable. .." Ludwig van Beethoven 's Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 was written in 180408. This symphony is one of the most popular and well-known compositions in all of European classical music , and one of the most often-played symphonies. The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" is the last complete symphony composed by Ludwig van Beethoven . Completed in 1824, the Ninth Symphony is one of the best known works of the Western repertoire, considered both an icon and a forefather of Romantic music , and one of Beethoven's greatest masterpieces....
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12a. Beethoven pt. 2 - easier, but in my professsion it is...

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