With the Proms taking place at the moment, we thought we’d post a historical newspaper story about Beethoven.
The report tells the story of how Beethoven received his inspiration to write the beautiful ‘Moonlight Sonata’
The thing is, we’re not sure if it’s true – for it does seem to be one of those famous “Shaggy Beethoven’s Tales”. We dearly wish it to be true, though!
But even if it’s not true, it’s still a wonderful tale.
Perhaps some music historian out there can shed a little moonlight on this story?…
Source: ‘Exeter Flying Post’ – Wednesday 13 September 1865
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