Monday, December 16, 2013

A Little Night Music

A tough choice: it’s the birthday (or so they think) of Ludwig van Beethoven.  But it’s also the 120th anniversary of the premiere of Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” by Antonín Dvořák, one of my favorite pieces of all time.  What to do?

You get something from both of them.

Both of these selections have a deep and personal meaning for me, so I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

One bark on “A Little Night Music

  1. A lovely Fifth! Nice, brisk tempo, and a conductor and orchestra unafraid to take that tempo!

    I’m kinda odd when it comes to Beethoven. Best of all, I like the middle quartets, especially Op. 59. And the big, bombastic piano sonatas, in which he is said to have pounded the pianos of the day literally to pieces. The symphonies are grand, but I like the smaller stuff best.

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