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  1. Beethoven: Classicism, Romanticism, Etc.

    Beethoven: Classicism, Romanticism, Etc.


    I have seen multiple threads on subjects related to this, two of them very recent. This is just a few more of my thoughts on the matter.

    There intermediary stage between Classicism and Romanticism is often-discussed (but also often ill-defined). Is the question even of great importance? Well, maybe it isn’t, but it certainly has been the subject of much debate and discussion from academics, composers, and laymen alike. From
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    Updated Dec-04-2014 at 02:26 by DiesIraeCX

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  2. May 7th, 1824 – The Premiere of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

    [Some Background]

    Beethoven's ninth symphony premiered in 1824, but the seeds of this monumental work had been planted in his head for years. Beethoven had always been inspired by Enlightenment Era artists. As a teenager, he went to hear lectures by Immanuel Kant at the University of Bonn, Beethoven's hometown. He was also a fan of the German poet, Friedrich Schiller. He "kept that volume of poetry with him, always intending to set to music a poem that particularly appealed
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    Updated Jan-17-2015 at 19:18 by DiesIraeCX

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  3. Why Karajan's 1963 Beethoven 9th Is My Definitive 9th Recording: The First Movement

    I'll jump right into what I consider the deal-breaker for Beethoven's Ninth symphony: The first movement, "Allegro Ma Non Troppo, Un Poco Maestoso". For others, it's the Finale and I can certainly understand that. However, for myself, the first movement sets the tone of the entire symphony. Not to mention that it's such an amazing movement that others have called it a veritable symphony in and unto itself. It's extremely difficult to perfectly capture the weight, depth and emotion that
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    Updated Dec-07-2014 at 09:48 by DiesIraeCX

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    Classical Music , Composers , Conductors