The Jury Talks Back

4/13/2017

Thursday Night Music: Beethoven’s Tenth Symphony

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 7:46 pm

He didn’t actually write one, of course — but he did write sketches, and Beethoven scholar used them to flesh out a conception of what the first movement would have sounded like:

I have always enjoyed this, just as I enjoy the attempts to realize the fourth movement of Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony.

This is not Beethoven, exactly — but if you have never heard it, you might be surprised. It’s neat.

1 Comment »

  1. I’ve always enjoyed Beethoven’s grand themes, but haven’t previously listened to all of this composition. This work reminds me of the initial completion of Mozart’s Requiem, which was left unfinished by the composer’s untimely death, and the modern controversy surrounding its Amen fugue. Nice selection.

    Comment by Sean — 4/14/2017 @ 5:11 am

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