November: Ross

Ross gave a power point presentation on Beethoven’s 9th.  We were reminded of the child prodigy Beethoven and also how he eventually became deaf.  I had not previously known the manner in which he was able to compose this masterpiece without hearing.  He devised a tool that allowed him to feel the vibrations of the piano, and from that impossible method the world forever received this:

The story of how the crowd went wild upon the first performance brought tears to my eyes.  Ross’s moral: do what you’re put on this earth to do!

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