Jeez. All these people who don't particularly care for the Missa Solemnis!
Makes me feel like I'm not actually out in left field!
But I love the Grosse Fuge....
You know, just because Beethoven went deaf doesn't mean all this later
music has to be beaten out of the instruments.
Often I think performers clobber the music out of empathy for Beethoven's
inability to hear it.
But his inability to end things gets stale real fast for me.
Emily L. Ferguson
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