We have had a lot of interesting feedback from our readers regarding our blog post concerning Beethoven’s metronome markings. Without wanting to give too much importance to the subject of the speed of his quartets, we couldn’t avoid passing this paper on to you. The authors speculate about the possibility that one of the weights on the pivot arm on Beethoven’s metronome might have been out of its correct place, in which case many of his markings are too fast!
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Was Beethoven’s metronome broken?
by Martin Saving