December 16, 2011

Jeremiah Wright's Beethoven Scherzo Challenge

Some time ago erstwhile Barack Obama Chicago pastor Jeremiah Wright delivered this nonsensical sermon about European classical music, and in particular its alleged lack of rhythmic imagination. As it's Beethoven's 241st birthday, here is his Op. 18 No. 6 String Quartet in B-flat Major, Third Movement Scherzo. It's in 3/4 time so Jeremiah Wright's Challenge is to count along, clapping on the first beat of each measure. Try it.

1 comment:

Ken said...

Jeremiah Wright reminds me of a joke. The punchline is "Beethoven's last movement."