R1, you idiot. I'm German.
Apparently you don't know the fugue, and therefore can't address the question.
Just seeing if anyone can bear the thing. And if any responses other than the stupid "must respond to everything" type come.
He was deaf, that's what. the second ending of the quartet is much better
"Just seeing if anyone can bear the thing."
R2 is the prettiest of princesses - and don't you forget it!
Give him some credit. That's pretty nutty experimental stuff for the early 19th c.
He pretty much invents jazz in one of the last three piano sonatas, wish I could remember which one, but it's as out-there as the Grosse Fuge while being much more listenable and fun.
r18 I liked that Fugue better than the Grosse Fugue.