OK, I'll make it official, August is Beethoven Month at ClassicalRap. Here are a few links I found in web surfing on interesting aspects of Beethoven's music:
The Beethoven Aesthetic - a linked talk at a composers' conference in Aspen, Colorado.
Brahms inherited Beethoven's artistic spirit?
Beethoven's varied descendants.
Church of Beethoven? I'm serious! And so apparently are they.
Copying Beethoven; a 2006 drama film starring Ed Harris as the composer.