13. March 2009 · Comments Off on BQOD · Categories: Quotes

During a Music for Poets class that I took years ago, when our teacher played for us Beethoven’s 7th Symphony he explained to us that in the 2nd movement, in the 85th measure, the tympani–after going boom -rest- boom -rest- , goes -rest- boom–which from what I gathered was supposed to be an indication of Beethoven’s ingenuity and sense of humor. With that handy bit of info, I can now participate in any conversation about music–something that I have done on average about once every ten years since then.

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