historic quote of the day

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“There we sat from 6:30 till 10:30, in the most bitter cold, and found by experience that one might have too much even of a good thing.”

J. F. Reichardt, upon sitting through the premieres of Beethoven’s 5th and 6th symphonies, the 4th piano concerto, the Choral Fantasy, and other assorted Beethoven pieces in Vienna on December 17, 1808.