Tag: Beethoven

Without music, Christmas is a silent movie

Without music, tonight and tomorrow would be just another Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. More than most of the holiday trappings, music is Christmas Eve and Christmas dawning, whether for the Christian faithful or for the secular merrymakers. It describes and explains Christmas more than the wonder in your children’s eyes, the piney fragrance of... Read more »

Multi-tasking Beethoven's 9th Symphony

Ravinia Festival spectators   We seem to have lost the ability to do one thing at a time. That thought occurred to me while at the Ravinia Festival Saturday night, taking in Beethoven’s masterpiece, his Ninth Symphony, as rendered by the magnificent Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. I was amazed to see the people who... Read more »
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