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12/12/2017TUESDAYIN CONVERSATION WITH HICHKI - Creative geniuses
Beethoven
(1770 - 1827)
The genius composer and pianist from Germany


Beethoven lost his hearing and started to hear
constant irritating sounds and whistles instead.

In one of his letters to Wegler he wrote:
“To give you some idea of my extraordinary deafness, I must tell you that in the theatre I am obliged to lean close up against the orchestra in order to understand the actors, and when a little way off I hear none of the high notes of instruments or singers. It is most astonishing that in conversation some people never seem to observe this, being subject to fits of absence, they attribute it to that cause. I often can scarcely hear a person if speaking low, I can distinguish the tones, but not the words, and yet I feel it intolerable if any one shouts to me. Heaven alone knows how it is to end! Vering decl ares that I shall certainly improve, even if I be not entirely restored.”

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