In Memory of a Great Man

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This week we're celebrating Beethoven's birthday.

To honor the composer we're playing all five of his piano concertos during Symphony Hall. And Saturday night on Q2 with Terrance McKnight, join me for one of Beethoven's piano sonatas as you've never before experienced it.

To add to the celebration, I'd like to collect your favorite Beethoven anecdotes or memories of hearing his music. Here's one of my favorites: A fan of the composer asked him for a lock of his hair. Beethoven sent the woman a lock of hair from a goat. She didn't realize it and was proud and boastful of the wooly lock. He eventually confessed, apologized and sent her the real thing.  Please share your favorite Beethoven story here!