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Beethoven’s deafness is a topic which needs and deserves much more thorough investigation, says Emmeline Burdett responding to a recent column by Philip Collins in the Times newspaper. The article is just one illustration of how discriminatory language persists unchecked in the media

oil painting of the composer Beethoven with pen and paper in hand

Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven when composing the 'Missa Solemnis'. Joseph Karl Stieler, oil on canvas, 1820

Beethoven’s deafness is a topic which needs and deserves much more thorough investigation, says Emmeline Burdett responding to a recent column by Philip Collins in the Times newspaper. The article is just one illustration of how discriminatory language persists unchecked in the media

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