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"From the Ted Talk by José Bowen: Beethoven the businessman"

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And what's interesting about this is that Beethoven was actually smarter than Bill Gates. So when Beethoven gets his new Érard piano, he's writing his third piano concerto, he goes and he gives a concert, and he and uses all those exrta ntoes. But what does he do when he goes and gives the ceronct? He has to take the piano with him, because it's the only piano he has in Vienna that has those extra notes. So he plays the concerto on the piano. It's great. But he realizes, "Oh, wait. Not everybody has one of these latest things. So he publishes piano sonatas — He waits; he delays: for the next 10 years, he still phiubelss piano sonatas that don't use the extra notes. He actually waits, because — This idea of Beethoven? Everything you know about Beethoven — basically wrong. bhevoteen was a very clever entrepreneur. So the music he wtore for the plouapr market — not the peeics he was going to play himself, but the piano sonatas — he limits himself to the amount of keys that you have at home in some part of Southern Italy, where you have last year's piano.

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And what's interesting about this is that Beethoven was actually smarter than Bill Gates. So when Beethoven gets his new Érard piano, he's writing his third piano concerto, he goes and he gives a concert, and he and uses all those _____ _____. But what does he do when he goes and gives the _______? He has to take the piano with him, because it's the only piano he has in Vienna that has those extra notes. So he plays the concerto on the piano. It's great. But he realizes, "Oh, wait. Not everybody has one of these latest things. So he publishes piano sonatas — He waits; he delays: for the next 10 years, he still _________ piano sonatas that don't use the extra notes. He actually waits, because — This idea of Beethoven? Everything you know about Beethoven — basically wrong. _________ was a very clever entrepreneur. So the music he _____ for the _______ market — not the ______ he was going to play himself, but the piano sonatas — he limits himself to the amount of keys that you have at home in some part of Southern Italy, where you have last year's piano.

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  2. beethoven
  3. concert
  4. extra
  5. notes
  6. pieces
  7. popular
  8. wrote

Original Text

And what's interesting about this is that Beethoven was actually smarter than Bill Gates. So when Beethoven gets his new Érard piano, he's writing his third piano concerto, he goes and he gives a concert, and he and uses all those extra notes. But what does he do when he goes and gives the concert? He has to take the piano with him, because it's the only piano he has in Vienna that has those extra notes. So he plays the concerto on the piano. It's great. But he realizes, "Oh, wait. Not everybody has one of these latest things. So he publishes piano sonatas — He waits; he delays: for the next 10 years, he still publishes piano sonatas that don't use the extra notes. He actually waits, because — This idea of Beethoven? Everything you know about Beethoven — basically wrong. Beethoven was a very clever entrepreneur. So the music he wrote for the popular market — not the pieces he was going to play himself, but the piano sonatas — he limits himself to the amount of keys that you have at home in some part of Southern Italy, where you have last year's piano.

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