Only the best keep people on their feet.
What precious moments! There will be no record of this momenteous night beyond impressions on paper--the music manuscript and impressions from the audience in the newspapers and streets.
This brings us to the great difference of great tango music and Bethoven's music: Beethoven's listeners were attentive and quiet and then boasterous in their praise between movements. On the other hand, rarely have I seen concert goers so loud and unattentive as in a live tango concert. We are all used to tango musicans being dead, and then seem to forget that some are young and alive, playing for us in the flesh! Dead or alive we disrespect them.
Interestingly, the pandemic has us back to listening attentively and not just talking as tango music is in the background. Does it take a tragedy for us to return to mindful attention? Maybe we have learned something.
If you have never been brought to your feet, please read this wonderful introduction that appeared in the New York Times: "Five Minutes that wil make you love Beethoven."