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Jacques Loussier: Allegretto From Symphony No. 7: Themes And Variations

Read "Allegretto From Symphony No. 7: Themes And Variations" reviewed by Mark Sabbatini

Oh, the joys of depressing music.



Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 is one of the finest “downer" compositions ever and a collection of jazz variations on it seems like a can't-miss prospect. The base material is so strong it's like a prime steak--hard to go wrong no matter how it's treated (unless, egad, someone boils ...