Jose Segrelles. The Music of the Storm: The Inspired Master in Communion With The Powers of Nature.
"Beethoven, the sated man of the world," writes the Spanish painter in a note on his work, "prefers contact with that light which comes from above, to blend his love of Art with the sublime power of Nature. With lingering steps, he listens impassively to the voices of the night, and afterwards creates the theme manifesting those voices to the world. Deaf, unhappy in love, and tormented in heart, he alone, through the limited notes of music, has revealed the infinite scale of sounds and visions that Nature contains."