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Re: [ARSCLIST] Dynamic-frequency Range
On 20/10/06, Karl Miller wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Oct 2006, Mike Richter wrote:
>> We know that music we hear today as mellifluous and tranquil was
>> considered disruptive, dissonant and abhorrent when composed. The
>> music hasn't changed; performance practice has only moderate impact;
>> but the audience is different.
> As one of my teachers, the late Dika Newlin once said, "pity we can't
> hear Beethoven's Eroica with the ears of those who heard it at its
> first performance."
Try spending a few days listening to Haydn, Mozart, Krommer, J C Bach,
etc etc in reasonably "historical" performance, and then listen to the Eroica.
I suppose the Beethoven should be a bad performance to get the full