Even when you’re the most excellent musical genius of your era, sometimes you just step in it. So begins Beethoven’s journey to the symphony hall in today’s musical riddle, created by Leon Hong with artist Nate Swinehart and engineers Jonathan Shneier and Jordan Thompson. It happens that our story isn’t a lot of a stretch in the more extensive connection of Ludwig van Beethoven’s life, which saw more than its offer of spoiled good fortune.
Ludwig’s dad, an average vocalist in the Elector’s court and a man over and over again in his mugs, hauled the bright kid out of school at ten years old with expectations of earning some money on the shoulders of his ability (therefore, his handwriting was bad to the point that musicologists still battle to verify his mark). He lost two siblings prematurely, had to assume full responsibility for his family as a teenager, fell frantically fr unrequiting lovers twice, and, most famously, began losing his hearing at the peak of his career.
In spite of the majority of this current, Beethoven’s music won. As Mozart supposedly said, “one day, [that boy] will give the world something to talk about.” That he positively did. Of course, he may have raised his voice a couple times; however he could overpower his friends with extreme kindheartedness and generosity just the same. Keeping in mind his sentiments brought him more anguish than bliss, would we have Für Elise or Moonlight Sonata if they hadn’t?
It’s vague when Beethoven was actually born, however December seventeenth denote the 245th commemoration of his baptism. Today gave Google doodle a rare chance to develop a game in step with excellent music, whose reminiscent moods, drama, lightness, and depth made conjuring visuals to match it rollickingly fun. Here’s to one of history’s most noteworthy artists, and to trusting that, wherever you happen to traveling this holiday, your life’s work isn’t eaten by a horse.