Charles Rosen Quote

I have never believed that the historian should seek to perpetuate the misapprehensions of the past, and it is true that we understand Beethoven today better than his contemporaries did, better, above all, than the generation that immediately followed him, including his own most important pupil, Karl Czerny.


Ch. 2 : How to Become Immortal - The Frontiers of Meaning: Three Informal Lectures on Music (1994)

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I have never believed that the historian should seek to perpetuate the misapprehensions of the past, and it is true that we understand Beethoven...

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I have never believed that the historian should seek to perpetuate the misapprehensions of the past, and it is true that we understand Beethoven...

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I have never believed that the historian should seek to perpetuate the misapprehensions of the past, and it is true that we understand Beethoven...

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I have never believed that the historian should seek to perpetuate the misapprehensions of the past, and it is true that we understand Beethoven...