It's the form. In Beethoven's case the form is all, because, it's a case of what note succeeds every other note. And in Beethoven's case, it's always the right note. —Leonard Bernstein Discussing Beethoven's 6th and 7th SymphonyOn this video Bernstein makes other statements about Beethoven that can be misunderstood as negative; please make sure you understand the context; the response video Defending Beethoven might help, and its also very instructive and fun on its own.
Always the right note
Or, "it's the form, stupid."