How did a statue of Beethoven end up at the back of Renfrew Street, Glasgow?
What can this tell us about the relationship between science and art, objectivity and subjectivity?
And what about the effects of illness or ageing?
Belle and Sebastian suggested “meeting at the statue in an hour”. A. S Byatt talked about the Harmonium Museum and the “bird-coop of the muses”. Julian Barnes states that “music escapes from words: that is its power, and its majesty”. Gabriel García Márquez in “No one writes to the Colonel” mentioned “a keyless pianola that did double duty as a desk”.
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