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Beethoven Gets Even

Posted at 4:58 PM on October 17, 2007 by Rex Levang
Filed under: Ludwig van Beethoven

Just in case you missed it on All Things Considered: Music critic Tom Manoff taking notice that the most famous Beethoven symphonies have the odd numbers (Beethoven's Fifth, Beethoven's Ninth..), and the "neglected" ones, the even.

Actually, in the case of Beethoven, they're all famous--but the even numbers may be slightly less so. The full story here.