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Old 08-21-2019, 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Fiddle Peghead View Post
And not only that, the seventh is "the apotheosis of dance", as the great German composer Richard Wagner famously described it. But more important, I mentioned the 7th earlier, and now you brought it up again. Yay! Please join me in imploring everyone here to listen to it at least once. Paraphrasing David Letterman, who many times said of bands on his show, "that's all ya need right there!", it's got everything you need in a symphony. Anyway, pedantic begging mode now over...
Robert Greenberg's section on the Seventh in his Beethoven Symphonies course was titled "The Symphony as Dance." You nailed the fourth movement, I wanted to mention that all the movements were dance related.