Ode To Joy – Beethoven

The Man Behind the Music

In a prison cell, a bareheaded tramp in a filthy moth-eaten coat has been arrested for suspicious behaviour. He has no identity papers, “Keep him under arrest until morning!” comes the order.


A brilliant talk with over 70 images as Ann takes us to meet Beethoven just as he was – watching him cope with his deafness, seeing the squalor in which he lived.

This talk is about a composer who faced a musician’s worst nightmare – becoming profoundly deaf. It is the story of

The Man Behind the Music

Revealing! Heartrending!



1 hour