Much of what is in this blog is related (sometimes only tangentially) to art music.
Occasionally I use insensitive language in referring to various arrogant or incompetent assholes who managed to get on my nerves. If you're squeamish about such language, then stay away from this blog.
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November 26, 2011
Bend over, Beethoven!
WQXR Beethoven Piano Sonatas Marathon
Sunday, November 20, 2011
The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space
New York City
I was seriously unhappy with several performances, but decided against naming names and saying unkind things about the performers. The reason is simple: these pianists are young, almost unknown, and at a point in their lives when they have to struggle a lot to have any kind of a career as musicians in a world indifferent to serious music. I am sure that this makes them quite vulnerable to harsh judgments of their playing, even when such judgments appear in anonymous blogs.
However, among these pianists there was one Ritalin-deprived mongoloid whose drooling fantasy was to make Lang Lang sound like a thoughtful and reserved musician by comparison. There is no metaphor or analogy that can illustrate what this retard did with his chosen sonata (Opus 22), so I'll have to describe his performance as directly and blandly as if I were writing a police report: He bent Beethoven over the piano's sound board and, for the next twenty minutes or so, fucked poor Ludwig in the ass.
This public rape of a defenseless composer, loudly cheered by some enthusiastic humanoids in the audience, was far more chilling for me than the infamous rape scene in Stanley Kubrik's A Clockwork Orange. I won't tell you who the Beethovenfucker is, except to say that it will be a very long time before I will be able to hear this sonata again without having my skin crawl from the memory of his performance...