Was Composer Ludwig Van Beethoven black?
- pianomanLv 7hace 2 mesesRespuesta preferida
I read somewhere that his mother was a Moor. I've read a lot about Beethoven and I've noticed historians tend to write about his father but not his mother. I often wondered why. However, what difference does it make? He still was one of the greatest composers ever. He's credited with ushering in the romantic period.
- robertoLv 6hace 3 días
he was a guero
- Anónimohace 1 mes
Does it matter? A genius is a genius no matter what?
- GreggLv 6hace 1 mes
The information about him that I read about was that he was a homosexual, or suspected to be a homosexual.
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- hace 1 mes
I never thought he was but if someone knows better?
- Roger the MoleLv 7hace 2 meses
No he was not. If there was even a suspicion that he was, the Nazis would have banned his music, but they did nothing of the kind.
- hace 2 meses
Yes, because he worked part-time as a chimney sweep.
- Michael ELv 7hace 2 meses
I'm curious, which note of his music does this information change?
- MamiankaLv 7hace 2 meses
This has been a OOOLLLLDDDD meme going around for ages - that his ancestry included some Haitian (or African, etc. blood. This might have started in reference a talented violinist and composer in Haiti, who was called the "black Beethoven" - although he had zero connection to Ludwig. As a professional classical musician and teacher, I have had otherwise intelligent people - black and white - whisper in my ear "but you know he was really *black* . . .). Then I would have to tell the story again, and send them out to find that Haitian violinist. I will see if I can find this again . .Yeah, ten seconds with Google, and a whole lot of history of this lie was visible.
- KathyLv 7hace 2 meses
He was not black.