Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

Beethoven: String Quartet in C Minor, op 18 No. 4

Beethoven sounds impatient from the offset. Here he is as a young man- still Mozartian- and it's all chop, chop, chop, pass along the bus please, don't you know I've got an appointment with fate?  By the end of his life this impatience will have turned into a hands-at-throat struggle with- and partial transcendence of- the ridiculous, fucking torpor of the human condition.

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