Who wrote Beethoven's Fifth Symphony? Many people love to trick each other with questions like this in which the answer is self-evident. A more meaningful line of enquiry might be, who would Beethoven have been if the inspiration for this, or any of his other great compositions, had never reached him? In many other respects he may well have been a fairly ordinary fellow. It is amazing how a few small sparkling insights can change our lives so dramatically. Don't ignore the whisper on the wind that you can half hear today.