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!