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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Sunday Morning in the Church of Beethoven

When Beethoven invented boogie-woogie: Nearly 200 years ago, in this passage from his final piano sonata, the epic opus no. 111.  And yes, folks, this is how he wrote it, not jazzed up by a modern Jerry Lee Lewis.  Needless to say, since it's Ludwig, nothing like this had ever been written before.  And here's the great Sylvie Guillen dancing to it (which I saw live two years ago).  Our new Beethoven 9th film and book here.  -- G.M.

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