Soon enough it’ll be all about Mozart again. And I still am offended by some of the harmonies that Beethoven chooses. But these piano sonatas….They certainly reflect something in me that I don’t very much get from Mozart.
Mozart, I think, is the reflection of all emotion without context- emotion in its pure form. It is that indescribable thing we strive for. Whereas Beethoven, given his temperament and placement in history, takes these emotions out of the heavens and makes them quite human.
I’ve often compared the Mozart-Beethoven dichotomy with that of Plato and Aristotle. Never more than here has that been relevant.