How Should Beethoven’s Fifth Be Played?

By |2017-10-20T21:14:21-05:00October 20th, 2017|Categories: Culture, History, Ludwig van Beethoven, Music|

How wonderful it would be to be able to hear Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony exactly as it was heard at its premiere! Or would it? Let’s picture it. It’s December 1808. You live in a tidy hamlet a few miles from the center of bustling Vienna. Though it has been a few years since you’ve gone to a symphony concert, [...]