Of Belgian heritage (hence van, not von) Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn on this date in 1770. Truly a giant among giants, And to think- he completed his 9th Symphony while completely deaf and was unable to hear its full orchestral/choral premier performance, which he conducted. Beethoven is our Composer of the Day.
We are contemplating that next year we may resume at The Cove B&B our long interrupted tradition of celebrating more tangibly this momentous event. Freude!