Usual rules of court etiquette did not apply to Beethoven

Usual rules of court etiquette did not apply to Beethoven

Beethoven disregarded authority so heavily that after MANY confrontations, Archduke Rudolph decreed that the usual rules of court etiquette did not apply to him “Beethoven’s personal life was troubled by his encroaching deafness and irritability brought on by chronic abdominal pain (beginning in his twenties) which led him to contemplate suicide (documented in his Heiligenstadt […]