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Why Beethoven wasn’t the original punk rocker of classical music

Last summer, the meme “Beethoven was Black” was trending online, a trope that drew the iconic composer into a 21st century discussion about race and social justice.

But there is another curious classical music trope in circulation, one that is actually hard to avoid: Beethoven was a punk.

  • Alexander Carpenter
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