top of page

Beethoven versus The Last Poets (July 13, 2015)

Beethoven versus The Last Poets

In reply to a newsgroup discussion about Gunter Wand’s Nonesuch recording of the Beethoven Missa Solemnis:


Wand's is the stereo recording I used to get to know the work (along with the older mono Toscanini). I even spun it back in 1978 on my, ahem, late night radio show on WMXM, my college's FM station. My show wasn't a classical show per se, but whatever I wanted to play. I had preceded the Missa with the Last Poets' "White Man's Got A God Complex." I even had a listener that night, too. She clearly preferred the Last Poets, calling to ask when "that missa-thing" would be over. It had an hour to go.




Recent Posts

See All

Happy Birthday Ludwig Van! (December 16, 2020)

Happy Birthday Ludwig Van!Music Rambleby David Royko(Warning: I end up devolving pretty quickly into being a real pedantic ass with this one. And if you are already a serious Beethoven nut, there will

Comentarios


Los comentarios se han desactivado.
bottom of page