Lesen Sie Nur Shakespeares Sturm

"Lesen Sie nur Shakespeare's Sturm"

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Some Cherished Quotations, Thoughts and Afterthoughts from Reading Arnold Schering and Playing Ludwig van Beethoven

The German musicologist Arnold Schering (1877-1941) was entirely unknown to me until I read the booklet attached to the acclaimed recording of all Beethoven's symphonies by Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe:

"What seems important to me - and contemporaries shared this viewpoint - is the conviction that there are mostly sources of inspiration in the music of the great 18th and 19th century composers that ..."