Friday, June 13, 2008


What a strange scherzo it makes to hear Beethoven talked about as one of the old masters, a fatherly icon of classical music. What irony to know how much he is revered and accepted by the proper crowd. Listen to that diabolical music—much of it an affront to all classical sentiment, some of it sounding like a meltdown set to notes.

Genius—respectable only in retrospect.

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