How Should Beethoven’s Fifth Be Played?

By |2020-05-12T22:48:30-05:00October 20th, 2017|Categories: Audio/Video, Culture, History, Ludwig van Beethoven, Music|

Do we really want to hear Beethoven’s Fifth as it was heard at its premiere? Do we want to listen to fifty unevenly trained musicians, playing on weak instruments that are hard to play, in an unheated concert hall, conducted by a deaf man on one rehearsal? Or do you want to experience what the [...]