Music geeks have come out in force to denounce a t-shirt for sale on Amazon that depicts the opening of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5… with the wrong notes.
The ire of the classical music fraternity has been well and truly piqued by the plainly incorrect garment, which shows a bizarre major second interval in the opening phrase, rather than the (correct) Beethoven original of a major third followed by a minor third.
Compare and contrast:
Unsurprisingly, the reviews section of the t-shirt’s Amazon page has been an invaluable lifeline to those who feel the need to correct the mistake. Here’s a small selection: