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Four Beethoven Symphony Cycles – Blomstedt, Blunier, Weil, and Martynov

Read "Four Beethoven Symphony Cycles – Blomstedt, Blunier, Weil, and Martynov" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

My opinion may be little better than the layman's, but I believe it is incorrect to consider Beethoven's cycle of nine symphonies the 'bedrock of western music." It is not. The bedrock of western music was beginning to be established with the plainchant of the sixth century, evolving through the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical periods, where ...