Music geeks are reviewing this incorrect Beethoven t-shirt and it’s hilarious

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.

bad beethoven t-shirt

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:

beethoven's 5th opening

beethoven's 5th opening wrong

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:

amazon t-shirt review

amazon t-shirt review

amazon t-shirt review

amazon t-shirt review

And you can read the rest here (they’re hilarious).

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