Script of a radio talk by Brian Boydell on 'The Finale of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony'.

This is the script of a radio talk by composer and broadcaster Brian Boydell on 'The Finale of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony'. He says 'this finale has such tremendous drive and vitality that the music carries us along with it - it is a movement which hardly needs explanation to help you to enjoy it; but in the hopes that you might enjoy it even more, I will point out one or two things about it.'

He goes on to deliver an in-depth critique of the finale, covering rhythm, themes and plot.

The complete four-page script is presented here.