BEETHOVEN: MYTH AND FACT.
Did Ludwig van Beethoven really saw the legs off his piano so he could hear the vibrations on the floor? (No.) Is it true that someone had to turn him around because he couldn't hear the audience applauding his 9th Symphony? (Yes.)
Amanda Sewell, Ph.D., music director at Interlochen Public Radio, will examine and debunk some of the most common myths about Beethoven, asking why these myths about the great composer are so powerful more than two centuries later.