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Old 08-12-2017, 01:00 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by yolhanson View Post
Hi, all.

The only niggle I have is the lower bass work at the start of movt.4. I just don't like it very much.
I do like the recurring themes from earlier in the work, mingled with the bass work.
This is interesting. The double bass recitative is very operatic, but it serves as a way for Beethoven to organically transition into voice, since it mirrors the opening baritone solo. Personally, I think it's an inspired way to tie the voice with the orchestra. Beethoven's "voice" has to me always been the lower bass string instruments (wish I could say the same about Mozart, but variety is the key to life ).
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