Monday, April 16, 2012

Rock 'n' roll Beethoven!

I read something here and it just made me smile... because I couldn't agree more!

"I wouldn't say Beethoven is rock 'n' roll, but there is a sort of similarity. It's not aristocratic music. It's very physical music. To play it and probably also to hear it. And I think that makes it a bit easier for an audience to appreciate. There's not this sort of very cultural snobby aspect, which you might have with someone like Mahler or Bruckner. I think with Beethoven it just goes straight into your gut, and I think that's the great thing of his music. It really is very physical music.

-- Pianist Ronald Brautigam"