beethoven-thanksgivinb-profile-wideThis week’s Music Monday is the third movement from Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet in A minor, Op. 132. which he titled “Heiliger Dankgesang eines Genesenen an die Gottheit“, or “A Convalescent’s Holy Song of Thanksgiving to the Godhead“. Beethoven, completely deaf at the end of his life, wrote this piece after recovering from a serious illness.