Why do people think that Beethoven was black?
- TomLv 76 days ago
To suck up to BLACK people and make them feel good for the complement----Usually for political reasons----Just like they say the EGYPTIANS were Black (As in sub Saharan Bantu Types) when they are actually COPTIC.
- D50Lv 63 weeks ago
For the same reason they believe what's in the Bible: "Someone told me."
- pianomanLv 71 month ago
According an historical account, Beethoven' s mother, Maria Magdalena Keverich was born in an area that was under Moorish direct control, and his father was half Flemish, with Belgium also being within the Moorish territory.
- Jimmy CLv 72 months ago
I have never heard of anyone saying or even considering that. Beethoven was very white. I do not know who these 'people' are but obviously they do not know a lot.
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- MamiankaLv 72 months ago
This same dumb story comes around every so often - was HERE on YA a few weeks ago. I am a career (since 1973) full-time classical musician and teacher, with multiple conservatory degrees. This BOGUS story same not from the music world, but from a racist Southerner who wrote an *academic paper* (nah - just just garbage racist opinions) that Black people could NEVER aspire to write any music as good as Beethoven. Well, all colors of people got offended at that lie, and the story morphed from "no they can't - yes they can - yes they did - Beethoven was black." Easy enough to Google this lame story. Also easy enough to find a LOOOOOONG list of highly talented/educated/prolific back composers who wrote classical music - starting in the 1600s! Intelligence and talent does no see any color, race, nationality. But bigotry seems to get all sweating over ALL human differences. Look at the crowd at a Trump rally - hardly this year's Nobel Prize (which Trump spelled NOBLE prize . . ) nominees or winners, right?
- Anonymous2 months ago
Some people are daft.
It is just the latest fad in ‘reclaiming‘ history to be inclusive.
- VivianLv 52 months ago
A few writers even go so far as to suggest the presence of reggae- and jazz-like rhythms in his piano sonatas. Beethoven was black because his music “sounds” Black; in other words, notwithstanding the unlikeliness of his familiarity with African music or that syncopation was commonplace in European music at that time.
- 2 months ago
Because of the name