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Album of the Week: Don’t mess with Beethoven

Album of the Week: Don’t mess with Beethoven
Album of the Week: Don’t mess with Beethoven

From the Lebrecht Album of the Week:

Composers have learned not to mess with Beethoven. Fewer variations have been written on themes by Beethoven than on any other master’s work. Reformers, like Mahler, who sought to update his instrumentation came away with a bloody nose. A recent computerised ‘completion’ of an alleged tenth symphony by Beethoven was a seriously bad AI joke.

It must have taken guts on the part of the Australian Brett Dean…

Read on here.

 

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