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  •  They did think he was mad. (1+ / 0-)
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    Weber (Invitation to the Dance) said so, because of the grinding bass part at the end of the first movement of the seventh.  There's an actual quote somewhere.  Not "goofy" mad, but asylym-ready mad.  Goethe, too, thought Beethoven was mad.

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