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Part Nine Of “The German View of Judaism” Series

Ludwig Van Beethoven was born in 1770 in Bonn, Germany.

He became a renowned composer, remembered as a crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic styles of music.

Beethoven devoted his life to his work, pouring his soul into his music.

Therefore, he was frustrated by the modern trends promoted by Jewish composer Ignaz Moschales.

In Beethoven’s official biography, Anton Schindler explains:

This was Beethoven’s hatred for the children of Israel in the arts, for he saw how they all turned towards the newest innovations, making profit from the most lucrative trends.”

Schindler was an associate, secretary, and close friend of Beethoven. In 1840, he wrote Beethoven’s biography and shared his experiences with the composer.

Anton Schindler, The Beethoven I Knew. (Toronto, General Publishing Company, 1996), 373.

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This article is part nine of “The German View of Judaism” series:

Introduction: Jett & Jahn Media Presents “The German View of Judaism”
Charlemagne: Capitulary for the Jews
The German Crusade of 1096
Martin Luther: On the Jews and Their Lies
Immanuel Kant: Anthropology From A Pragmatic Point of View
Johann Gottlieb Fichte: A State Within A State
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel: The Spirit of Christianity
Arthur Schopenhauer: Parerga and Paralipomena
Johann Sebastian Bach: St. John’s Passion
Ludwig Von Beethoven: The Beethoven I Knew
Richard Wagner: Judaism & Music
Conclusion: Modern Germans & Judaism

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