Post by Andy Evans Post by MELMOTH
Ave, O friends of RMCR...
to which recording of Beethoven's 9th symphony do you *ALWAYS* come
None - can't abide the work. I love Beethoven nevertheless but mostly
for his piano and chamber music.
Just curious: can you abide the first three movements? I sure can! I
kind of regard the Ninth as Beethoven’s Unfinished.
The first 3 movements are individually superb. Shame that neither cohere for me, and I dislike the final movement, which I regard as an expression of sheer operatic pomposity.
Like some others I mostly admire Beethoven for his sublime string quartets, piano trios, and his smaller piano works, bagatelles, rondos.
Also the moment any piano is pounded is the moment I turn off, which is why I have no time for the sonatas.
Ray Hall, Taree