Album Review

Beethoven – “String Quartet No. 15 In a Minor, Op. 132” – [Philips]

Hemroid The Leader   3/15/2017   12-inch, Classical


Beethoven’s late quartets were written in failing health in April 1825. Considered among the greatest works of all time, Beethoven composed these in almost total deafness. In his words, B2 is his “Holy song of thanks (‘Heiliger Dankgesang’) to the divinity, from one made well.”
TS Eliot wrote the Four Quartets with a copy on the turntable, saying:

I find it quite inexhaustible to study. There is a sort of heavenly or at least more than human gaiety about some of his later things which one imagines might come to oneself as the fruit of reconciliation and relief after immense suffering; I should like to get something of that into verse before I die.

you heard it 4 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 1708 days ago, Carson Street played Alla Marcia, Assai Vivace - Piu - Presto - Allegro
  • 1710 days ago, Hemroid the Leader played Assai Sostenuto - Allegro
  • 1710 days ago, Hemroid the Leader played Allegro Ma Non Tanto
  • 1720 days ago, Edgar De Normanville played Allegro Ma Non Tanto
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