'Ludwig van Beethoven'에 해당되는 글 13건

  1. 2014.07.21 Symphony No. 3 in E♭ major, Op. 55 - II. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai
  2. 2014.04.24 Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, "Pathétique" - II. Adagio cantabile
  3. 2014.02.11 Symphony No. 6 in F major, "Pastoral", Op. 68 - I. Allegro ma non troppo

Symphony No. 3 in E♭ major, Op. 55 - II. Marcia funebre: Adagio assai

Composition of the Day 2014.07.21 20:06


"Many, many composers have been able to write heavenly tunes and respectable fugues. Some composers can orchestrate the C-major scale so that it sounds like a masterpiece, or fool with notes so that a harmonic novelty is achieved. But this is all mere dust- nothing compared to the magic ingredient sought by them all: the inexplicable ability to know what the next note has to be. Beethoven had this gift in a degree that leaves them all panting in the rear guard. When he really did it- as in the Funeral March of the Eroica- he produced an entity that always seems to me to have been previously written in Heaven, and then merely dictated to him. Not that the dictation was easily achieved. We know with what agonies he paid for listening to the divine orders. But the reward is great. There is a special space carved out in the cosmos into which this movement just fits, predetermined and perfect.

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Form is only an empty word, a shell, without this gift of inevitability; a composer can write a string of perfectly molded sonata-allegro movements, with every rule obeyed, and still suffer from bad form. Beethoven broke all the rules, and turned out pieces of breath-taking rightness. Rightness- that's the word! When you get the feeling that whatever note succeeds the last is the only possible note that can rightly happen at that instant, in that context, then chances are you're listening to Beethoven. Melodies, fugues, rhythms- leave them to the Chaikovskys and Hindemiths and Ravels. Our boy has the real goods, the stuff from Heaven, the power to make you feel at the finish: Something is right in the world. There is something that checks throughout, that follows its own law consistently: something we can trust, that will never let us down."

Leonard Bernstein. The Joy of Music

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Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, "Pathétique" - II. Adagio cantabile

Composition of the Day 2014.04.24 09:00


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Symphony No. 6 in F major, "Pastoral", Op. 68 - I. Allegro ma non troppo

Composition of the Day 2014.02.11 09:00


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