Music of a deaf Genius and his STRUGGLE
Music touches the soul. It is the joy we feel when music floods over us.
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
― Victor Hugo
If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”
― Albert Einstein
“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination
and life to everything.”
“Then let us all do what is right, strive with all our might toward the unattainable, develop as fully as we can the gifts God has given us, and never stop learning” Ludwig Van Beethoven
As a child, he lived with an alcoholic father and as he knew he was becoming deaf, he considered suicide. Wrapped in the turmoil of his own emotions and personality, family difficulties, physical maladies, passions and obsessions, his genius as a composer wrote and rewrote itself…and despite it all….gave to mankind some of the most beautiful music in the world.
1st video…. from the movie featuring the performance of his famous “Ode to Joy” when the composer could not hear the music, but saw the reaction of those who listened to the concert.