What betters captures the dread--and "fate knocking"--of the Sandy storm prelude than the first movement of Beethoven's 5th Symphony, and you may have never heard it this way before: Glenn Gould's solo piano version (based on Liszt transcription). I prefer the Glenn/Franz 6th symphony but that's far too "pastoral" for this night.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Drink Up for the Storm: A Fifth of Beethoven
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