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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Ives, Emerson and Beethoven

As you may know (or be sick of hearing), I am a Beethoven man, but here's my favorite piece of autumnal music, from Charles Ives via Jeremy Denk (who is featured in my Beethoven book).  Ives, of course, bases the "Alcotts" piece around the opening of LvB's "Fifth Symphony."

1 comment:

Laurence Glavin said...

My favorite piece (or pieces) of autumnal music would be the "Four Last Songs" by Richard Strauss. One song, "September" is expressly autumnal, of course. But the spirit of autumn pervades the set, even the song called "Fruhling" ("Spring"). Youtube has a version by Jessye Norman; Wikipedia has the translation.