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Thread #172240   Message #4168479
Posted By: Steve Shaw
26-Mar-23 - 05:59 AM
Thread Name: Beethoven's death - DNA project
Subject: RE: Beethoven's death - DNA project
Spotify mashes things up a bit too much for classical. It doesn't seem to treat the separate movements of longer pieces as a single work. The quartet I listened to yesterday was on BBC Sounds, from the Radio 3 lunchtime concert which was on last Friday. Over 50 years ago it was the second movement, molto adagio,that was one of the handful of pieces that stole my heart away and got me into classical music. It's said that Beethoven wrote it after contemplating a beautiful starry sky. I can well believe it.