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View Diary: Thursday Classical Music OPUS 64: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (part 2) (115 comments)

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  •  Hrmmm... (3+ / 0-)
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    triplepoint, bill warnick, Dallasdoc

    The only problem with that is that "Late" works by Schubert were composed in his late twenties...  Because he only lived to 31.  So late period Schubert.  Mozart only lived to 35, so "Late" period for him is also a relative thing.

    Now Haydn is a different kettle of fish.  He lived to 78 and wrote 106 symphonies.  His last ones were his greatest.

    And, by the way, I wrote two long diaries about the Schubert String Quintet in C here and here.

    •  Sorry...came late to the party! (3+ / 0-)
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      Dumbo, Dallasdoc, SherwoodB

      You ever hear the old joke about the museum docent in Vienna who goes to a case of human bones and points out Mozart's skull? Then he points over to a small skull, and says, 'And this is Mozart's skull as a child.'

      My own best work was finished by age 30, and I am pushing 70 now.   So it goes.

      Real plastic here; none of that new synthetic stuff made from chicken feathers. By the morning of 9/12/2001 the people of NYC had won the War on Terror.

      by triplepoint on Fri Jan 06, 2012 at 01:42:37 PM PST

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