The Beethoven piece is a genuinely moving thing. Again, within the seemingly impossible limits of three fingers' width, he has somehow contrived to work out a dramatic and complex design of great breadth. Beside an open piano stands the aged musician, striking with one hand the notes which he cannot hear, while soaring above him to one side in cloudy phalanx are the heavenly trumpeters blowing forth the tumultuous themes of the "Ninth Symphony" to the enraptured sense of the great composer.
(Reprinted from the 1926 Catalogue of the Miniature Sculptures of Louis Rosenthal as displayed by the Gallery of P. Jackson Higgs, 11 East 54th Street, New York)
Height: 3" (three inches, not including base). Bronze.
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