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Sep 4, 2023Liked by Gina Dalfonzo

One rewarding aspect of music is that it requires interpretation by a performer and allows each musician to interpret in her own way within the confines of the music on the page and the composer's instructions. We have been blessed with many superb musicians who have interpreted Beethoven's music. Every listener decides for himself whether he likes that individual interpretation. Doubtless Norman Lebrecht has his own measure of successful interpretation. I've read several books on Beethoven, and this looks to be worth a read, depending on the author's writing style. I particularly like the pianist Susan Tomes' writing on music, which invites one into an experience of music that may not have otherwise been accessible.

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