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  •  I have been listening to Beethoven (1+ / 0-)
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    since I was a child. I am lucky enough to have performed the 9th, even once in Japan.
    I am a big Gould fan also!
    What a genius Beethoven was to include Schiller's words that have so much meaning for us today. Seems like a radical hippie poem today. There is a great German word 'Gotterfunken' at the end, meaning something like God's work, but a deeper meaning.
    If you like Gould's Goldbergs, you might like the version for string orchestra with Dmitri Sitovetsky, it has the same spirit as Gould except with strings.

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