[PW] ? Beethoven "Last Words" (Quotation Query #767)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at yale.edu
Sun Feb 19 17:44:10 PST 2017


Beethoven's "last words" are often said to be "I shall hear" or "I shall hear in heaven" (in German, of course).  I realize that most "last words" are apocryphal and this one is undoubtedly apocryphal, but I would welcome any information helping me to determine what is the earliest occurrence in print of this attributed quotation.


Fred Shapiro



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