First Post! 06/24/2008
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    The 1st movement of the Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven has been so boringly,unindividually,and inexpressively played during the last 100+ years because of the Anti-Expressive Conservatory's influence within culture  to reduce Classical music to mono-dimensional metronomic physical notes...(all in the name of taste)...Does any performer below escape that quandary and how...?

    Wilhelm Kempff

    Glenn Gould

     The Rating system is as follows...

    3 SCHINDLERS.....  Great

    2 SCHINDLERS.....  Good

    1 SCHINDLER.....   Okay


     NOSFERATU-Not Dead or                        Alive  

      1 DRESDEN-  Bombed the 
    2 DRESDENS-Firebombed
                          the piece
    3 DRESDENS- Left nothing
                           but ashes

    Daniel Barenboim

    "Surely I've written better things?!?...."

    Beethoven speaking to his great student and apostle Carl Czerny,on the subject of this movement's popularity

    Benno Moiseiwitsch

    Heitor Berlioz called this,"A Lamentation..."

    Heinrich Neuhaus

    "To play without passion is...inexcusable..."

    Ludwig Van Beethoven

    Vladimir Sofronitsky

    “Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.”

    Ludwig Van Beethoven

    Arthur Friedheim


    June 2008



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