November 12, 2017

Exploring Music: Beethoven and that Danged Metronome

Beethoven was notorious for his metronome markings, and this week we learn the significant role those little numbers played.

Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin Exploring Music airs weekdays at 7 p.m. on Classical 90.5.

The tempo and interpretation affect the emotional impact of a composition thus changing its entire character. Beethoven was notorious for his metronome markings, and this week we learn the significant role those little numbers played. We'll also take a brief detour and examine how other composers, like Bach, Handel, Shostakovich worked with tempi in their music.

Exploring Music, weeknights at 7 p.m. on Classical 90.5.

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