On March 26, 194 years ago, Beethoven raised a clenched fist in a final challenge to the stormy elements.
We recently celebrated the 250th anniversary of his birth by sharing our new interactive website Beethoven, Independent Man. Today, we invite you to join us in remembering that he left us with so much glorious music and the example of an unflinchingly heroic life.
One way to salute that life is to read “Story 8: A Final Challenge,” recounting his final days. You’ll find inspiration in Beethoven’s own quotes in the Search & Discover section at the end of Story 8. Scroll to “Beethoven the Legend” for a collection of some of his most famous thoughts and musings.