10,000 Sing "Ode to Joy"

How incredible this is to watch; the look on the conductor’s face is utter rapture.  While this video has nothing to do with books, aside from the complementary nature of literature and the other arts, including music, it was too glorious — exquisite, even — not to share.

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4 Responses to 10,000 Sing "Ode to Joy"

  1. Brian Joseph says:

    I have always loved this piece. I have argued that it may be the greatest piece of music ever composed.

    Thanks for posting.

  2. Stephen says:

    My pleasure! This piece, along with Pachebel's Canon in D, is one I spend a lot of time listening to different variations on.

  3. James says:

    It's also one of my favorites. In addition to listening to the symphony you might enjoy this book: “Beethoven's Ninth: A Political History” by Esteban Bush.

  4. Stephen says:

    Thank you for bringing that book to my attention! Will look for it..

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