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Classical Notes: January 18, 2011 Archive

The King's Speech and Beethoven

Posted at 8:11 AM on January 18, 2011 by Ward Jacobson (1 Comments)
Filed under: Ludwig van Beethoven

Having finally seen "The King's Speech" over the weekend, I was all fired up to write a marvelous blog about how the film smartly uses the music of Beethoven (Mozart too!) to fully enhance the drama. Alas, it seems David Stabler of The Oregonian beat me to the punch.

So here's the link to Mr. Stabler's article. He nailed it. I concur wholeheartedly. And if you have not yet seen the film. Go. Go. Go.

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