Great observations and thoughts, Eric.

I've always thought of Beethoven as a sort of "in between composer," not strictly classical yet not strictly romantic. That's why I said I think Fur Elise should be played in an "in between" style--not too strict with the rhythm, but not too free with the rubato. I like your idea better, though. Nice romantic-style rubato in Section A, followed by a classical approach in Section B [without overdoing it, of course ;)] Nice! \:D

[ November 07, 2001: Message edited by: Jalapeņo ]