Dave Lampson wrote concerning Susan McClary's book "Feminine Endings":
>Here's the most famous quote from the book concerning Beethoven's
>"The point of recapitulation in the first movement of the Ninth
>is one of the most horrifying moments in music....which finally
>explodes in the throttling, murderous rage of a rapist..."
Cutting through the "politically correct" nonsense, Ms. McClary is
actually paying quite a tribute to Beethoven's music. She listens to it
and has the powerful image of a rape; That's testimony to the strong impact
Beethoven's music has on Ms. McClary. That's what music is all about -
impact. Apparently, McClary prefers not to receive these types of images;
that's her problem since she creates them.
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