Friday, December 17, 2010


Ludwig van Beethoven was actually baptized on December 17, 1770, but was probably born a day or two before. Even if you are not a fan of classical music, you probably know Fur Elise, Ode to Joy, and part of the 5th Symphony. The Library has many recordings of his music under EA BEET, ES BEET, EC BEET, and more. There are also several biographies in both Adult and Youth Services, including one on DVD, and two entertainment films--Immortal Beloved and Copying Beethoven. After 200 or so years, his music is still relevant and beautiful.