10 April 2009

The Race Is Not Always to the Tightly Motivic

Courtesy of Our Man in Vermont:

In Fairbanks Beethoven’s 5th has become synonymous with running.
(How they maintain steam during the Andante con moto, I’m sure I don’t know.)


Unknown said...

Karl, perhaps the Arctic Chamber Orchestra adopts Beethoven's metronome markings, making the Andante very much con moto. ;-)

P said...

More reasonably, the quoted's understanding of "Beethoven's Fifth" is the first movement only.

Karl Henning said...

Hadn't considered that, Paul . . . this time of year in Boston, we think longer-term running ; )