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Grosse Fugue

What the fuck was Beethoven thinking?

by Anonymousreply 2107/07/2014

Gross means BIG in German OP.

by Anonymousreply 103/30/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 203/31/2013

He was deaf, that's what. the second ending of the quartet is much better

by Anonymousreply 303/31/2013

"Just seeing if anyone can bear the thing."

R2 is the prettiest of princesses - and don't you forget it!

by Anonymousreply 403/31/2013

yeah, they do. go fuck yourself.

by Anonymousreply 503/31/2013

It's Fuge. Fuge is a music composition term. It's based on the latin word fuga.

Gift means poison in German and mist means crap in German. Kind of beats Grosse, doesn't it?

by Anonymousreply 603/31/2013


by Anonymousreply 703/31/2013

He was deaf. And it somehow holds up despite the weight. Nearly every single composer for the next eighty years tried to replicate it.

by Anonymousreply 807/06/2014

A true delight.

by Anonymousreply 907/06/2014

What an ugly piece of music. As distasteful as rap.

by Anonymousreply 1007/06/2014

Hardly distasteful, but an acquired taste indeed.

by Anonymousreply 1107/06/2014

At least it's better than Arnold Schoenberg.

by Anonymousreply 1207/06/2014

Only slightly

by Anonymousreply 1307/06/2014

For R12 and R13:

by Anonymousreply 1407/06/2014

Not the best of Beethoven. Very angular.

JS Bach wrote many Fugues. He was the true master of the Fugue. I like Bach's more than the Grosse Fugue.

by Anonymousreply 1507/06/2014

OP/r2 shows that cunts come from all nations!

by Anonymousreply 1607/06/2014

Kitty, kitty!

by Anonymousreply 1707/07/2014

Fugue for five

by Anonymousreply 1807/07/2014

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.

by Anonymousreply 1907/07/2014

r18 I liked that Fugue better than the Grosse Fugue.

by Anonymousreply 2007/07/2014

It's a slightly better example.

by Anonymousreply 2107/07/2014
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