Why Beethoven tugs at the heart strings: The rhythms of the German composer’s music may have been prompted by a coronary disorder

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Roger Dobson writes:

Beethoven’s music may really have come from the heart. The composer may have been suffering from a heart rhythm disorder, arrhythmia, which is reflected in his works, researchers say. And the irregular heartbeat sensations he felt – and his increased sensitivity due to deafness – could be literally at the heart of his masterpieces.

“When your heart beats irregularly from heart disease, it does so in some .....

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