Beethoven’s classical pieces are familiar to just about everyone – but how well do we really know them? Beethoven may have been trying to make disruptive sound with his tempo markings so his music wouldn’t feel familiar at all.
100 years ago, a disgruntled Paris audience flatly rejected a piece of music that today is a revered and oft-performed orchestral work. How does a piece of music go from instant rejection to lasting fame?
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