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Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 16 September 2017 CE
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Fitter Stoke
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Re: Soundtracks of Our Lives week ending 16 September 2017 CE
Sep 19, 2017, 09:43
I dunno. Even the greatest of geniuses have the right to tread water every now and then. Beethoven, like other composers who time has honoured as great, left us with an astonishing amount of incredible music. However, it was his profession as well as his art, and I suspect he sometimes had to focus on his clients' needs as well as his own. (For the former, I'd cite 'Wellington's Victory' as an example, which falls short of being awful but is still pretty trite, insubstantial fayre from the pen of such a master.) And you're right - not all of the piano sonatas shine as brightly as the Hammerklavier or Appassionata. Mind you, it's great when you get to hear a recording that takes a lesser work out of the cold and into your psyche - and that's what keeps us (well, me anyway) listening and collecting.
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