Read Beethoven’s “Heiligenstadt Testament” (attached) and answer the following questions:

Who are the “Parcae?” (15 pts.)
Why does Beethoven say he did not commit suicide? (15 pts.)
What is the significance of his using the term “Divine One” instead of “God”? (15 pts.)
What did he tell his brothers to teach their children? (15 pts.)

Listen to the 4th Movement of his second symphony here:

(begins at 30’20”)

and reflect on the the mood of the piece relative to the sentiment of the Heiligenstadt Testament. Is it incongruous? If not, how so? (40 pts.)

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