The famed conductor pretty much expresses my views in the first 3 minutes here. His quote about the adagio of the Ninth Symphony (the least well-known movement) are oft-quoted. One should conduct it "from your knees," as if in worship. Beethoven should be be declared "a saint...What does the Pope know?"
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Toscanini On Beethoven: No One Else Measures Up
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