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Classical Notes: March 12, 2009 Archive

Here's Your Moment of Beethoven

Posted at 2:42 PM on March 12, 2009 by Rex Levang (2 Comments)
Filed under: Ludwig van Beethoven

Recently, a colleague of mine stopped me in the hall to ask about a certain piece of classical music that had grabbed his attention. And a little later, another colleague stopped me in the hall, with a similar question.

They were asking about the same piece.

It doesn't have a snappy title like "The Four Seasons" or "Peter and the Wolf." At the beginning, you might not know quite what to make of it. But in its enigmatic way, it's one of the most attention-getting pieces in classical music.

It's the second movement from Beethoven's Seventh Symphony, and in honor of that coincidence, I thought it was worth passing on.

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