A new blog by Greg Mitchell on all things Ludwig, plus updates on new book, new film and 2013 New York festival.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Meeting of the Giants
Two hundreds years ago this month two of the all-time greats, Goethe and Beethoven finally met. As we know, Beethoven admired the writer without reservations while Goethe expressed some doubts about Ludwig (too much of a wild man, maybe). Great piece here on the visit, including the famous "Taplitz Incident"--when Beethoven refused to make way for dukes and other rich folk while Goethe bowed to them.