5/7 Today in Weird Music History: 1824. Ludwig van Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 9 (“Choral”) is premiered in Vienna. Beethoven, completely deaf, stood on stage beating time. The performers were instructed to follow Beethoven’s assistant conductor, Michael Umlauf.
Today in WMH: 1824: Don’t Follow the Maestro.
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