Why do people think that Beethoven was black?

8 Answers

  • Tom
    Lv 7
    6 days ago

    To suck up to BLACK people and make them feel good for the complement----Usually for political reasons----Just like they say the EGYPTIANS were Black (As in sub Saharan Bantu Types) when they are actually COPTIC.

  • D50
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    For the same reason they believe what's in the Bible: "Someone told me."

  • 1 month ago

    According an historical account, Beethoven' s mother, Maria Magdalena Keverich was born in an area that was under Moorish direct control, and his father was half Flemish, with Belgium also being within the Moorish territory.  

  • 2 months ago

    I have never heard of anyone saying or even considering that. Beethoven was very white. I do not know who these 'people' are but obviously they do not know a lot. 

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  • 2 months ago

    This same dumb story comes around every so often - was HERE on YA a few weeks ago.  I am a career (since 1973) full-time classical musician and teacher, with multiple conservatory degrees.  This BOGUS story same not from the music world, but from a racist Southerner who wrote an *academic paper* (nah - just just  garbage racist opinions) that Black people could NEVER aspire to write any music as good as Beethoven.  Well, all colors of people got offended at that lie, and the story morphed from  "no they can't - yes they can - yes they did - Beethoven was black."  Easy enough to Google this lame story.  Also easy enough to find a LOOOOOONG list of highly talented/educated/prolific back composers who wrote classical music - starting in the 1600s!  Intelligence and talent does no see any color, race, nationality.  But bigotry seems to get all sweating over ALL human differences.  Look at the crowd at a Trump rally - hardly this year's Nobel Prize (which Trump spelled NOBLE prize . . ) nominees or winners, right? 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Some people are daft.

    It is just the latest fad in ‘reclaiming‘ history to be inclusive.

  • Vivian
    Lv 5
    2 months ago

    A few writers even go so far as to suggest the presence of reggae- and jazz-like rhythms in his piano sonatas. Beethoven was black because his music “sounds” Black; in other words, notwithstanding the unlikeliness of his familiarity with African music or that syncopation was commonplace in European music at that time.

  • 2 months ago

    Because of the name 

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