Opus 18


16 April 2009

One of the joys of writing a novel, for me, is research.  Today, I mine the Web for recordings of chamber music (a character in Sebastian & Frederick plays in a chamber ensemble), which leads to Beethoven’s string quartets, which leads to Opus 18 No. 1 (second movement).  Notice the cello solo, which was unusual at the time — for the cello to have such a prominent role in the “conversation.”

My research also led me (back) to Alex Ross’s blog, “The Rest is Noise.”  I often quote Ross, who writes articles on classical music for the New Yorker and once wrote: Don’t make it new; make it whole.  Happy to add TRiN to the blogroll.


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