Ludwig Van Beethoven Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


22nd November 2012

Fact: An original manuscript signed by legendary German composer Ludwig Van Beethoven was sold at auction on Thursday (22Nov12) for $384,900 (£241,250). The loose pages of the slow movement of String Quartet in C, op.59, no.3, which were once owned by Frederic Chopin, were bought by a private European collector at Christie's in London.


15th February 2008

Quote: "Yesterday we had Led Zeppelin blaring through the house. Most new moms play Beethoven, but we're playing Metallica, Bob Marley, THE (ROLLING) STONES." Christina Aguilera and her husband Jordan Bratman are serenading their four-week-old baby MAX with rock and reggae music.


1st December 2005

Fact: <p>An 80-page score written by Ludwig Van Beethoven has sold for $2 million (GBP1.1 million) at auction in London. The script entitled GROSSE FUGE had been missing for 15 years. </p>


25th November 2005

Quote: <p>"They only made CDs with storage capacity based on one of Beethoven's symphonies. It was 74 minutes long, so they thought that's the longest you'll ever need a CD to be. So it was music that dictated technology, really - it's usually the other way around." THE DARKNESS singer Justin Hawkins explains why CDs initially only had a 74-minute capacity. </p>


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