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Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

February 20th, 2011 by Luke Fatora on Luke Fatora's Blog · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

I really enjoyed listening to this piece: the work itself makes me wonder if Beethoven limited what he did with his 9th symphony in order to avoid pushing the limits of symphonic form more than people would be willing to put up with. The scale of the Missa Solemnis makes this seem plausible to me; [...]

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