Abstain. This needs an introductory sentence. At the moment it goes straight to the detail in a way that news items generally don't do. It would also be much better if the date of the article came from within Beethoven's lifetime. If these two things are fixed, I'd be willing to give this a for vote. --15Mickey20(talk to Mickey) 15:36, September 6, 2009 (UTC)
I changed the date and tweaked the intro fractionally. It would've mentioned that "the one friend he was allowed to invite" was "this reporter", but this reporter's personal experience is that using "this reporter" on a page proves wildly divisive, which is a pity as this reporter finds the conceit amusing. Just imagine it in the Society/gossip section of the paper, instead. That's what I would do. Then I'd pretend that had I a moustache! SirModusoperandiBoinc! 15:59, September 6, 2009 (UTC)
Stain The largest part, you know, that big ol' quote, was sort of a letdown. The other parts were good, and I really liked the end, but the big quote made me say 'Meh'. Staircase CUNt 21:01, September 6, 2009 (UTC)
Featured. Manual FTW Prof. OliproKUN(W)AnchorOpBur. (Harass) 06:28, September 8, 2009 (UTC) This article has passed VFH and was featured on 8 September 2009. This page is now archived; do not edit it, it will have no effect.