Dead Artist of the day : Beethoven, Ludwig van ( 1770 – 1827 )

Born in 1770 in Bonn ( Germany ), but if you once were in Bonn, you’ll understand why he left the town at age 22.

He moved to Vienna of course, the city where the rock was rolling at this timeframe. Young Ludwig had lessions from Mozart and studied under noone else than Mr. Franz Joseph Haydn himself.
Around the 1800ies Ludwig lived in Hetzndorf, which is the 12th Viennese district now. Its hard to belive that the origin of things like the 5th Symphony & Moonlight sonata came out of such rotten and godless place like the 12th.
Later he moved to Baden near Vienna. Unbelievable again. Baden, surely is the center of maggots. A town of grotesque views, people and infrastructure. Flooded by arrogant tourism and uninteresting yuppie scum, Baden is clearly the origin of all evil that crawls through our beloved Vienna.
A fatal lead poisioning brought the deafness into Mr. Beethoven, and with the right kind of eyes, its not quite difficult to guess, where this came from. Baden has many sulfur and lead springs. Aroung the early 1800ies noone understood the concept of cleaning the groundwater before having some iced water with ice.
Not caring about total deafness, and with absolut silence in his brain, our hero made the 9th Symphony. It’s the unfinished one, yes, but nevertheless one of the most unique and stunning.
Beethoven was killed by Baden, there is nothing worse in this cruel world, and hurts quite as it would hurt, when christina aguilera would kill Trent Reznor.
Recommended : Beethoven’s 9th, first movement ( no, thats not the clockwork orange “version” )

3 Comments so far

  1. Sally Crawford (unregistered) on July 7th, 2004 @ 1:14 am

    Dear Tom
    When I go to heaven (the metaphorphic space, not the nightclub), the first person I will ask for will be Ludwig. So that I can thank him for rising above it all so inspiringly.
    PS: My piano teacher’s piano teacher’s piano teacher’s piano teacher etc. (I am no historian) had lessons from Haydn. As he kept telling me . . ..
    PS on artists of the living variety. Try being an artist in London – you dare to look at those little raindrops sparkling on the twigs of the street trees or similar and people take diversions so they can kick you or knock you out of the way.
    BW
    Sally


  2. DaddyD (unregistered) on July 7th, 2004 @ 4:51 am

    Baden is the center of all evil?
    Now listen here Tom, i do believe you have confused a thing or two…
    St. Pölten is the center of all things evil. Just ask Krenn. It smells bad, there is nothing of note (well except for that particularly offensive duftnote that actually smells worse AFTER it rains).
    Of course, there aren’t any yuppies. Instead the place is filled with people who wannabe yuppies. Just without any of the education or breeding.
    Think Lugner. No, wait, think Mausi. The place is infested with Mausi’s and there isn’t an exterminator in site.
    Baden on the other hand… well, Baden is….
    Oh wait. Baden IS evil.
    Mödling is pretty cool though.


  3. Sally Crawford (unregistered) on July 8th, 2004 @ 8:02 am

    Besides, Tom, he didn’t die – in Baden or anywhere else – he is immortal.



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