Audio: Beethoven Symphony No. 5, III. Allegro

Glenn Gould plays the scherzo from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in the transcription by Franz Liszt. Initially, Gould’s tempo may seem too slow, but it works quite well over the long haul I think.

One thought on “Audio: Beethoven Symphony No. 5, III. Allegro

  1. I guess you need to forget about the tempo mark, not to mention the symphony as a whole, and then it makes sense in itself, as a completely different piece of music, for a very different instrument. Then, it’s quite strong and effective. Provocative.

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