Beethoven’s Molecular Growth, and Why He’s Probably the Greatest Composer Who Ever Lived

In the Charles Eliot Norton lectures, Leonard Bernstein analyses Beethoven’s 6th Symphony, and highlights one of Beethoven’s greatest strengths as a composer: [The 6th Symphony] exemplifies that special molecular growth process of his, the incredibly ongoing quality of his music, whereby motifs, or parts of motifs, can become attached, or detached, in infinite numbers of… Continue reading Beethoven’s Molecular Growth, and Why He’s Probably the Greatest Composer Who Ever Lived