01. November 2011 · Comments Off on I’d Not Heard This Before · Categories: Read Online

Often, orchestras use the 19th century work of Beethoven as a midpoint, choosing half of the pieces they’ll play from older composers (Haydn, Mozart, Bach) and half from after (Tchaikovsky, Verdi, Strauss).

I read it here. I’m not sure it’s true. I think orchestras do neglect living composers much of the time but really … Beethoven is the midpoint?

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