We’ve finally reached the Romantic Era in our three-part miniseries on concert etiquette. At that time, music critics and philosophers convinced audiences that music was the highest form of art, and required undivided attention to experience. Many of our current rules for listening to live classical music are holdovers from that time, over a century ago! Find out how it all went down on this week’s Ethercast.
Music on this week’s episode:
Ludwig von Beethoven (1770-1827): Symphony No. 1, Adagio molto – Allegro con brio
Orchestra of the 18th Century
Frans Brüggen, conductor
Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffman (1776-1822): Undine, Overture
Sinfonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Jan Koetsier, conductor
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911): Symphony No. 4,
Riccardo Muti, conductor
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