Beethoven…. Fate, Faith & Fury
The last phase of Beethoven is not a decaying one, as one might presume. It holds good the high standards it had set for itself, in fact….to only break its own aspirations than what had ever been achieved before in his lifetime. A latent hibernation of two years where Ludwig was ailing and getting progressively deaf collateralled with his legal disputes over the possession of guardian rights over Karl, his dead brother’s son. He was stung with a new insanity….the possession of becoming a father to Karl took over him and in the pursuit, he devoted his entire being to a perfect parenthood. His ideals were un aimingly high for anyone, but himself and the poor Karl fled from home to add to Ludwig’s miseries. Beethoven wished to instill high values of morality and human fervor in Karl who was ultimately a child, after all. Karl’s leaving threw Beethoven in the pangs of grief and he broke up his silence of two long years to create more wonderful pieces of music than ever before, proving to this world once again that his creativity had not died, but was only laying low to prepare itself to be unveiled in a grander and more majestic way. In litigation, he again won rights over Karl from his mother and continued to groom him with love and a ferocious theorem of a perfect human being. The 9th symphony was his last public performance which resonated the world with its fury and sheer power. It was a testament to the genius of this dying man. In the later years too, he remained intolerant to imperfection and held his values in high esteem. Failing health and liver disease took over and closed the chapter of his mortal coil. His body had perished but he had left behind a legacy in the musical world.
He sure is a prototype of a fully blossomed human potential.