Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 is one of those pieces that have earned or suffered from (depending on how you look at it) many attempts to verbalize it as so many varying things, from a peasant dance to a political revolution to a bacchic orgy, that the (rather comical) variety of these descriptions really demonstrate the futility of struggling to pin down the essence of Beethoven’s music in plain words, and yet we do it anyways, even though mere “translations” of his art could never do justice to the original work. 88 more words
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