December 16, 1770 Happy Birthday Ludwig van Beethoven!
I played my own version of Pathetique (2nd movement) for LvB’s birthday….
So I’m sitting here with Ludwig and he says, “That’s not how I wrote it,” and I say, “Hey, but that’s how I hear it.”
He says, “Well, you could have played all the notes I wrote,” and I say, “Hey, lighten up B. I just added a few you didn’t write.”
So he tells me I got a bad attitude and I say, “What’s with with the funky hair?”
He says, “Mind your own business, and I say, “Oh who’s got a bad attitude now?”
He thinks about it a minute and says “I did like the drums!”
I say, “Now, you’re talking. How about my string part?”
He tells me I should study more Bach.
Although I’ve studied classical music all my life I could never really play classical piano or perform it. I just studied it to be a better musician.
I LOVE Beethoven. He plays the piano with- how can i say it – Big Balls!