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Ode to Joy: 4th movement of Ninth Symphony


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#1 Stephen Speicher

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Posted 08 March 2006 - 08:33 PM

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#2 Nathaniel Hale 1775

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Posted 03 June 2007 - 11:11 PM

I have yet to find another piece of classical music which is so moving to me as Schiller's An die Freude in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Perhaps it is because I connect it with the final scene of Immortal Beloved. At anyrate it is an amazing piece.
Still to new heights his restless wishes tow'r,
Claim leads to claim, pow'r advances pow'r;
Till conquest unresisted ceas'd to please,
And rights submitted, left him none to seize.

Samuel Johnson On the Vanity of Human Wishes

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 02:30 AM

It's lovely music. The worst thing I can say about it is that it suffers a little from over-exposure. Not to the same extent as the first movement of the 5th, though.

#4 JohnRgt

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Posted 04 June 2007 - 12:08 PM

What tension; what resolution; one of my favorite endings.
Fear is the passion of slaves. -- Patrick Henry

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 08:35 PM

Musics suggested for rating by tommyedison.


Just as I dislike it when classical stations play a single movement from a multi-movement piece I dislike the idea of rating a single movement from a multi-movement piece...so I won't give it a numerical rating.

What I will say is:

1. Beethoven is my favorite composer (and arguably the greatest of all time with J.S. Bach and Mozart as the only other 2 who can be included in that argument).

2. I love Beethoven's Ninth...with the fourth movement being my LEAST favorite (although I lke it very much).

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 08:18 PM

THIS IS BY FAR THE GREATEST PIECE OF MUSIC IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"For if there is more tragic a fool then the businessman who doesn't know that he is an exponent of man's highest creative spirit - it is the artist who thinks that the businessman is his enemy." -Richard Halley, Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)




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