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View Diary: Thursday Classical Music OPUS 64: Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (part 2) (115 comments)

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  •  Wonderful to see you in form, Dumbo (11+ / 0-)

    Allow me to give some perspective here, from a music lover who is not trained in music theory. . .in fact I have only a very basic knowledge, along the lines of "Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge". . .that the geekiness of the diaries is their best feature. Anyone can post a youtube clip of the ninth and basically say, oh yeah, how wonderful this is - and throw in a few easily searchible facts about Beethoven's life - but to actually explain to the rest of us exactly what makes them great takes work and craft. Fact is, without your purty blue table, few of us here would have the faintest idea of what sonata form really is.
       Consider gathering them together in a book when you are done.

    An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head. -- Eric Hoffer

    by MichiganChet on Thu Jan 05, 2012 at 06:56:46 PM PST

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