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Classicalite's Five Best: Beethoven Trivia

by Ian Holubiak   Aug 16, 2014 09:18 AM EDT

If you thought you knew Beethoven, we found 5 truths to Ludwig van Beethoven's character that you either may not have known or overlooked into your processions with Vienna's most brilliant composer.

There are a lot of idiosyncrasies that carved Beethoven's block. It's common knowledge that he was deaf, composed his Ninth Symphony Ode to Joy that has provided every budding piano student with a coming-of-age headache and was, to put it lightly, hard to get along with.

But did you know he was considered a "spacecadet" by his fellow schoolmates? Or how about that Beethoven only gave lessons to prospective prodigies--or talentless but attractive woman (c'mon, he was just a normal guy)? Either way, he's a celebrated genius the likes of his predecessors Mozart or Haydn (whom he took lessons from but couldn't seem to get along with).

Thus, thanks to Mental Floss, we've compiled five facts of trivia for your Beethoven knowledge.


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