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04-19-2001, 07:00 AM
hey guys....if any of you have any beethoven
facts...or intrests, please post them
on this message...i really would appriciate
your information, THANKS!!!

04-19-2001, 02:01 PM
Hopefully the site is full of interesting facts!

Here are a few to wet your appetite regarding B's routine:

Coffee(glass coffee maker)-Exactly 60 beans per cup

Wakes at 5/6a.m.Works until 2/3p.m(occasional walks).Main meal 3pm(Guests on Fridays),followed by long walk.Lt.afternoon:tavern,coffee house for reading.Reads in evenings-Homer,Schiller,Goethe,Shakespeare etc. Retires at 9/10p.m.

B smoked a pipe.

Pre- 1817, Beethoven signed his name on manuscripts in Gothic script,after that date he used Latin script.

He started using ear trumpets in 1816 and the conversation books in 1818. He didn't go totally deaf until around 1823 (when he was in his early fifties) and the right ear was worse than the left.

'Man know thyself'