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Beethoven’s Bad Influence 

newyorker:

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Beethoven transformed music—but has veneration of him stifled his successors? In the magazine this week, Alex Ross examines the composer’s life and legacy:

“Beethoven is a singularity in the history of art—a phenomenon of dazzling and disconcerting force. He not only left his mark on all subsequent composers but also molded entire institutions. … The musicians’ platform became the stage of an invisible drama, the temple of a sonic revelation.”

Illustration by Daniel Adel


Song: Night On Bald Mountain
Artist: Fritz Reiner: Chicago Symphony Orchestra



chaintotherhythm:

Modest Mussorgsky - Night On Bald Mountain.

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Song: Haydn : Cello Concerto No.1
Artist: Jacquline du Pré, Daniel Barenboim+English Chamber Orchestra



kinoaida:

Joseph Haydn : Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb/1

II. Adagio

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" The key to being a really good player is not just doing what you do well better, but learning how to cope with the things you don’t do well. – Berry Tuckwell"


" The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats…"
Albert Schweitzer (via feellng)
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