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Happy Birthday, Ludwig…

You know the story, by now… Ludwig Von Beethoven was born (probably…) on this date in 1770 (maybe…) in Bonn, Germany. What we do know is that, among other things, he wrote (possibly…) the greatest piece of musical literature of all time… so far… I suppose it’s always possible someone will surpass this work in beauty, grace, perfection and all the other adjectives we associate with it… That would be something to see (and hear!). I wonder if I’ll ever see it… But… really… unless you believe it’s possible, it’s not likely you’d recognize it when it did arrive. Well… I don’t have a problem in the concept of exceptional talent residing in a single individual. I don’t think for one minute that mankind has an upper limit to our ability to exceed prior limits. I don’t have a problem, for example, in ascribing all the works of Shakespeare to that unknown from Stratford-Upon-Avon… And I will rejoice if the 9th is indeed surpassed one day. As for me and my house… we believe…         Image …