As we mark th 100th anniversary of the shooting of Archduke Ferdinand, which set off World War I, here's Beethoven's tribute to one of his friends, students and patrons, a much earlier Archduke, Rudolph. Never a mistake to listen to this, ever, no matter the day or time of day. Pianist Jeremy Denk, who I interviewed for my Beethoven book, and knows a thing or two about all this, calls this movement his favorite music in the world--"the holiest of holies."
Saturday, June 28, 2014
This 'Archduke' Still Reigns
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