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Video: A history of recorded Eroica opening chords from Hanz Pfitzner to Riccardo Chailly

By John Terauds on February 20, 2012

Thanks to Rosemarie Umetsu for pointing out this fascinating video that spans 82 years of recording history, using the opening chords of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3. Note how, in the 1990s, period performance practice alters the string sound.

John Terauds

John Terauds

John Terauds, the founder of Musical Toronto, is currently a Divinity student at University of Toronto and a church music director. He joined the Toronto Star in 1988, was the classical music critic from 2005 to 2012, and continues as a freelance critic for the paper. He is the co-author of Roy Thomson Hall: A Portrait, a book written with Toronto Star Colleague, William Littler.
John Terauds
John Terauds

John Terauds

John Terauds, the founder of Musical Toronto, is currently a Divinity student at University of Toronto and a church music director. He joined the Toronto Star in 1988, was the classical music critic from 2005 to 2012, and continues as a freelance critic for the paper. He is the co-author of Roy Thomson Hall: A Portrait, a book written with Toronto Star Colleague, William Littler.
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