Saturday, February 18, 2012

Obsession, to the Ninth Degree

In our new book, I recall exploring LvB in recent years via what I call the "new electronic Beethoven delivery systems," such as YouTube.  One of the many obsessive oddities that I mention in the book (see my blog post from a few days ago) is a collection of the opening notes of the Piano Concerto No. 4 by several celebrated pianists.  Even more so is this comparison of the closing moments of the Ninth Symphony from ALL of Furtwangler's recorded versions: 

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