Saturday, March 29, 2008

More thoughts on Beethoven... and Trivia

After a few more listens to the last movement of the Eroica, I now think that it is a double theme and variations. There is the first theme, almost tentatively stated. Then there is the 2nd theme played in a rousing fashion by the winds then the strings. Both themes are explored thoroughly as the movement advances. Well, simply stated, this piece is a masterwork.

I recently updated the String Quartet Trivia on the Giovanni Quartet site. Now, it's a little more interactive. Give it a whirl!


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