Google Doodles A Musical Ode To Beethoven
Google has doodled a musical ode to history’s greatest artist Ludwig van Beethoven. One of the finest and most influential music composers, Beethoven is best known for his nine symphonies, described as the “cornerstones of Western civilisation”.
It’s unclear when Beethoven was actually born, but December 17th marks the 245th anniversary of his baptism.
The interactive doodle has an interesting puzzle with beautiful music, drama that tests your knowledge of the German legend’s work.
Beethoven’s father, a middling singer in the Elector’s court and a man too often in his cups, pulled the little child out of school at the age of ten in hopes of earning some money on the shoulders of his talent as a result, his handwriting was so bad that musicologists still struggle to authenticate his signature, says Google on its doodle page about the composer.
He lost two siblings prematurely, had to assume full responsibility for his family as a teenager, fell madly for unrequiting lovers twice, and, most famously, began losing his hearing at the peak of his career.
Beethoven’s Doodle is another of Google’s more innovative ones, and follows a long line of interactive art that replaces the company’s traditional logo.