by pieces of moments
Happy Birthday, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)! Well, the date is technically unknown…but his baptism was December 17th, and thus, his birthday is traditionally celebrated on that date.
Whilst you are waiting for your second celebratory cupcake, check these out:
Click here to see the Schroeder, the original Beethoven proponent of the Peanuts cartoon gang, wish the old master a happy day (then navigate your way through the online exhibit by clicking through the list on the left side of the page).
Also be sure to check out the set up of the orchestra in this performance with Von Karajan…Spector might have had a metaphorical wall of sound, but Karajan has a literal one: