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IGN: What can you say about Bedelia and the way that ended and what that might infer about her? We already knew you had a different relationship with her than other people. Anything you can say about that?
Mikkelsen: If Will Graham and Hannibal’s relationship is a f**ked up one, I think that Bedelia and Hannibal’s must be the most kinky relationship we’ve ever seen. There’s something there. I know some of it, and there’s some I don’t know, but there is something there that is freaky and weird. Somehow they are connected; somehow they are not. 
IGN: Bryan’s spoken about how the premiere is basically going to be just you and Bedelia. Are you excited that the show is seemingly going to change so dramatically? It really has to next season, right?
Mikkelsen: Yeah. Well, that’s obviously very interesting. Being on the run somewhere in the world is going to be interesting. Spending a lot of time Gillian Anderson is going to be super cool. I think that the scenes we had last season were very interesting. I mean, it was a different side of Hannibal. Now we can dig into what kind of relationship they have, and it’s going to be very interesting. But Hannibal being a chameleon on the run, he will also have to adapt to a different lifestyle. He will still be the same; it’s not that he will be changing his personality, but he will change his energy a little, I guess. [x]

IGN: What can you say about Bedelia and the way that ended and what that might infer about her? We already knew you had a different relationship with her than other people. Anything you can say about that?

Mikkelsen: If Will Graham and Hannibal’s relationship is a f**ked up one, I think that Bedelia and Hannibal’s must be the most kinky relationship we’ve ever seen. There’s something there. I know some of it, and there’s some I don’t know, but there is something there that is freaky and weird. Somehow they are connected; somehow they are not. 

IGN: Bryan’s spoken about how the premiere is basically going to be just you and Bedelia. Are you excited that the show is seemingly going to change so dramatically? It really has to next season, right?

Mikkelsen: Yeah. Well, that’s obviously very interesting. Being on the run somewhere in the world is going to be interesting. Spending a lot of time Gillian Anderson is going to be super cool. I think that the scenes we had last season were very interesting. I mean, it was a different side of Hannibal. Now we can dig into what kind of relationship they have, and it’s going to be very interesting. But Hannibal being a chameleon on the run, he will also have to adapt to a different lifestyle. He will still be the same; it’s not that he will be changing his personality, but he will change his energy a little, I guess. [x]

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Sofie Gråbøl looking GORGEOUS by Linda Kastrup for Berlingske. Found through Scanoir.

eamo2747 said: I'm confused about what Beethoven was doing in the black composers post. He was German.

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By golly gee! I keep forgetting that Black people didn’t exist until the Fresh Prince of Bel Air came on television! Or that Black people existed in anywhere else than Africa even with slavery going on :) My apologies.

Anyway, here’s proof that Beethoven was Black:

"… Said directly, Beethoven was a black man. Specifically, his mother was a Moor, that group of Muslim Northern Africans who conquered parts of Europe—making Spain their capital—for some 800 years.

In order to make such a substantial statement, presentation of verifiable evidence is compulsory. Let’s start with what some of Beethoven’s contemporaries and biographers say about his brown complexion:

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(Louis Letronne, Beethoven, 1814, pencil drawing.)

"Frederick Hertz, German anthropologist, used these terms to describe him: ‘Negroid traits, dark skin, flat, thick nose.’

Emil Ludwig, in his book ‘Beethoven,’ says: ‘His face reveals no trace of the German. He was so dark that people dubbed him Spagnol [dark-skinned].’

Fanny Giannatasio del Rio, in her book ‘An Unrequited Love: An Episode in the Life of Beethoven,’ wrote ‘His somewhat flat broad nose and rather wide mouth, his small piercing eyes and swarthy [dark] complexion, pockmarked into the bargain, gave him a strong resemblance to a mulatto.’

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Beethoven’s death mask: profile and full face

C. Czerny stated, ‘His beard—he had not shaved for several days—made the lower part of his already brown face still darker.’

Following are one word descriptions of Beethoven from various writers: Grillparzer, ‘dark’; Bettina von Armin, ‘brown’; Schindler, ‘red and brown’; Rellstab, ‘brownish’; Gelinek, ‘short, dark.’

In Alexander Thayer’s Life of Beethoven, vol.1, p. 134,  the author states, “there is none of that obscurity which exalts one to write history as he would have it and not as it really was. The facts are too patent.” On this same page, he states that the German composer Franz Josef Haydn was referred to as a “Moor” by Prince Esterhazy, and Beethoven had “even more of the Moor in his looks.’ On p. 72, a Beethoven contemporary, Gottfried Fischer, describes him as round-nosed and of dark complexion. Also, he was called ‘der Spagnol’ (the Spaniard).

Other “patent” sources, of which there are many, include, but are not limited to, Beethoven by Maynard Solomon, p.78. He is described as having “thick, bristly coal-black hair” (in today’s parlance, we proudly call it ‘kinky’) and a ‘ruddy-complexioned face.’ In   Beethoven:  His Life and Times by Artes Orga, p.72, Beethoven’s pupil, Carl Czerny of the ‘School of Velocity’ fame, recalls that Beethoven’s ‘coal-black hair, cut a la Titus, stood up around his head [sounds almost like an Afro].  His black beard…darkened the lower part of his dark-complexioned face.’

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Engraving by Blasius Hofel, Beethoven, 1814, color facsimile of engraving after a pencil drawing by Louis Letronne. This engraving was regarded in Beethoven’s circle as particularly lifelike. Beethoven himself thought highly of it, and gave several copies to his friends.

Beethoven, the Black Spaniard

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They whitewashed BEETHOVEN?  O_O

Thank you, history/fact-checking Tumblr.

I now feel the need to go burn every white-skinned image of Beethoven I can find.

beethoven was totally black! how do people not know this?

jk because erasure

I have been playing Beethoven’s music for 10+ years now and had absolutely no idea he was black.
My life has been a lie.

OH MY GOD HOLY SHIT.

I HAVE A BACHELOR DEGREE IN MUSIC, MY MAJOR WAS “MUSIC HISTORY, THEORY, AND LITERATURE”

I TOOK MULTIPLE CLASSES SPECIFICALLY IN BEETHOVEN’S STRING QUARTETS AND MY SCHOOL HAD AN INTERNATIONAL BEETHOVEN SYMPOSIUM WHERE THERE WERE PAPERS ON THINGS LIKE THE KIND OF FUCKING PAAAAAAPER HE DID HIS MANUSCRIPTS ON, IN DIFFERENT CITIES, TO SEE WHERE AND WHEN HE WROTE SPECIFIC SNIPPETS OF MUSIC.

NEVER IN MY EDUCATION OR READINGS DID I EITHER

A) NOTICE THIS

B) WAS SPECIFICALLY TOLD THIS.

I think there’s a combination of systemic racism in this, and my own internalized racism. I have, in fact, read Maynard Solomon’s biography and didn’t pick up on this. I have read the Czerny sources as well. My Beethoven teacher (Bill Kinderman) is one of the top Beethoven scholars in the world, and I don’t remember hearing any of this from him.

I even did a semester of graduate work in musicology, specifically focusing on the Beethoven string quartets (I really fucking love those things) and we never spoke about this.

I cannot say I am in any way surprised at this. I am embarrassed, angry, and upset that this was erased from my DECADES of music education.

Which doesn’t surprise me at all, because classical music is very specifically in our culture for white people, especially men, especially upper class white men.

Oof, this one is going to take a while to fully fucking digest, I am in angry tears.

Holy shit. One of the greatest musical minds of all time and he got whitewashed.

The truth needs to be spread.

Johnny Carson voice: “I did not know that.”

This isn’t the first time that I’ve read on tumblr that Beethoven was black, but I feel compelled to reblog it now because casually scrolling past evidence of erasure and noting it is not enough. I’d love to see a documentary about this.

I never knew this.

TIL

another music major here to corroborate that nobody knows this or, if they do, they do not speak of it

in my three years of college so far, I have learned

  1. Beethoven is the foundation on which the modern musical age is based.  Everything that came before him blindly strove to create him, everything that came after strives hopelessly to recreate (or escape him).  He is the alpha and the omega.  Beethoven is music.
  2. Definitely not this
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I did a thing…

you did a beautiful thing

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