Saturday, October 10, 2015

Paltry Post Today!

I just don't have time to do much of a post this morning. In the comments we have been talking about Beethoven's Piano Sonata op. 28, the "Pastoral", but after searching The Music Salon I see that I haven't done a post on this absolutely lovely sonata. I will do, but in the meantime, why don't you just give it a listen:


Ken Fasano said...

Lockwood, in Beethoven: The Music and the life, dissents from Leibniz' claim that music "is an occult exercise in the counting of numbers in which the mind does not know it is counting" by quoting Schopenhauer: "The composer reveals the innermost nature of the world, and expresses the profound wisdom in a language that his reasoning faculty does not understand." We may know a lot more about the counting of numbers and even the functioning of neurons, but Schopenhauer in the ninenteenth century assures me that we in the twenty-first are hardly nearer to a mathematical or neurological explanation of Beethoven's creativity and genius.

Christine Lacroix said...

Another great comment Ken, thanks!