Schopenhauer

Schopenhauer praised Mozart and Rossini, esp. the latter’s operas…

Mozart, The String Quartet No. 19 in C Major, KV. 465 (“The Dissonance”):

The first movement:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjZylz3nCwQ

This is the full piece, and played slower:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuMs8kD5Des


Rossini, Il Turco in Italia (premiere on 14 August 1814):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmlYas5hyOA

If you want to see some weird and amazing 1980s rendition of Rossini’s La Cenerentola, take a look at 1:23-1:28:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXZn1j_484U


He had more mixed views of Beethoven and Haydn.

Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No.9, Opus 47 “Kreutzer” (1802, 1803) for piano and violin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9YowLzeC0c

Here are two others versions–note how all three are so different from each other:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF9fneQ50Us

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uPGz7NU-mk


Schopenhauer directly influenced many artists, especially the composers Wagner and Mahler, e.g.:

Wagner, Tristan und Isolde

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdjFBW-S3z0

Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor (1901-1902) Vienna Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ipte0gDlSr4

Advertisements