Sunday, October 25, 2009

Beethoven, My Brother

From Pentimento:
"Beethoven is not my friend . . . and I don’t always like him. He can infuriate me with his scorn, his pettiness, his arrogant and cruel moods – he’s not a person who, if I did not know, I would pursue a friendship with. That doesn’t matter, though, because I do know him, and he knows me. He’s my brother, and so I will always love him."


Julygirl said...

He was uninterested in vying for a popularity contest.

Gabriel Girl said...

That's sort of sweet :-)

Beethoven was an odd duck...I remember one symphony conductor describing him as riddled with STDs. Yuck.

But I LOVE his music!!!!