Monday, October 18, 2010

New Music Rule

Vivaldi for hot weather; Beethoven for when it gets chilly.


And of course, only Von Karajan for Beethoven.

Got the Egmont on right now, but it's Hogwood. It's OK, but...



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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about Wilhelm Furtwängler's legendary performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the 1954 Lucerne Festival with the London Philharmonia and the Lucerne Festival Choir?

Otto Klemperer (who had converted to Catholicism, but eventually returned to Judaism) is palpably superior to Herbert von Karajan (who sold his soul to the Nazis).

Hilary Jane Margaret White said...

Ok, I'll give you Klemperer...

K. Töpfer (aka Martial Artist) said...

I'm a little more tolerant, but I draw the line well before L. Bernstein gets a mention.

Pax et bonum,
Keith Töpfer