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I wrote a small article a number of years ago about the metronome markings 
Beethoven added to his earlier works in his later years.  My point was that, 
though I'm sure he heard them in his head "a tempo," he was hearing them 
without room resonance, echo, delay, etc., factors which usually slow down a 
performance to accomodate the music absorbtion rate of the audience.

Steve Smolian
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> One must wonder about the older deaf Beethoven...
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> On Apr 1, 2006, at 6:59 PM, Mike Richter wrote:
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>>  the composer does not always know what he has written
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