A Final Challenge

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.

3 Responses to “A Final Challenge”

  1. Elena March 26, 2021 at 4:34 pm #

    Faber and Faber have an impact on a few generation of kids who are learning music.
    I alway mention to my students about people who are working behind the scenes to enrich our experience of learning music. Thank you Nancy and Randal Faber and their team!

  2. Jeanette Shempert March 28, 2021 at 12:52 am #

    Please do this for all the composers! I love this. (I’m a piano teacher for beginners to early advanced students, and your literature is by far my favorite choice!

    Thanks to you and Randall for sharing your wonderful teaching with the world!!

  3. Joanne Rust Stohs March 30, 2021 at 9:39 pm #

    This was so great! I shared this with all of my students last year as well as family and friends. I wish I had countless hours to explore it all myself. The links to virtual tours such as Schonbrunn Palace was so amazing. Thanks so much for doing this.

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