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June 26, 2011


Dwight Posner

The cadenza at the end of the first movement was written out by Beethoven. True, cadenzas were sometimes improvised for B's music during his time but that was within the context of concertos, not symphonies. The cadenza "interpolated" at this concert was a bit of putrid crap, excuse my French. Veneer's talk about applause was pandering. The concert, generally speaking, was rhythmically incoherent and uninteresting musically. I will not attend another of Veneer's performances.

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