The Beethoven Portrait is a Yōkai and one of the Seven School Mysteries of Mana's school, coming out of his portrait to play the piano.[1]

Appearance

The Beethoven Portrait is modeled after the actual Beethoven, having fair skin, long curly gray hair, and a cleft chin. He wears a black open tailcoat over a yellow waistcoat, a white bowtie, gray pantaloons, and a pair of brown shoes.[1]

Personality

Not much is known about the Beethoven Portrait's personality other than that he is a bit mischievous as he plays the piano to prank the humans of the school.[1]

History

2018 Anime

The Beethoven Portrait appeared in episode ten of the sixth anime, Vanishing! The Seven School Mysteries. He along with the other seven mysteries are captured and were hung up in the gymnasium by Yōsuke-kun, when he believed that they were after Hanako-san. After Yōsuke-kun was defeated, he is rescued and returns back to his piano room.[1]

Powers and Abilities

Portrait Exiting: Mana mentions that he is capable of exiting his portrait.[1]

Expert Pianist: He has the knowledge and the proficiency to play the piano.[1]

Legend

Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. Among the classical music repertoire, his music ranks amongst the most performed. His works span the transition in classical music from the classical period to the romantic era. His career has conventionally been divided into three periods early, middle, and late. In the early period, he forged his craft, which is typically considered to have lasted until 1802. His middle period, from 1802 to around 1812, showed an individual development from the "classical" styles of Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, where sometimes it is characterized as "heroic". He began to suffer increasingly from deafness during this time. In his late period, lasting from 1812 to his death in 1827, he extended his innovations in musical form and expression.

While mentions of Beethoven playing the piano are not as common, there are urban legends with the piano is said to play on its own at night.

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