The 9th is my favourite piece of music, bar none. I have more than a dozen copies of it by various orchestras and had the pleasure of hearing it performed live by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra a few months ago. The experience far exceeded any, and every, other concert I've ever attended.
It is, of course, well known that Beethoven was profoundly deaf by the time he wrote it but insisted on conducting the first performance himself. He was aided by an off stage conductor from whom the orchestra were taking their direction. Beethoven was German, but spent most of his working life in Vienna and this was the venue for that first performance, on 7th May 1824.
The 9th is the first example of a major symphony using the human voice, and uses Schiller's poem "Ode To Joy", which Beethoven always intended to set to music.
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Shaliza: That's awesome that you have solar power. Next time I move, I hope it's to a small house/condo which has the majority of its electricity from solar power. ::080701b0-80dc-4277-b2fa-85537dc91ccc::
Feb 18, 2020 22:12:41 GMT -8
skyfire: Best of all, a negative power bill day too. Currently -$1.24
Feb 18, 2020 22:12:53 GMT -8
skyfire: We have 40 solar panels, dual inverters and a battery.
Feb 18, 2020 22:13:29 GMT -8
Shaliza: Nice! Thanks wonderful.
Feb 18, 2020 22:15:14 GMT -8
magicmuggle01: I'm not even sure whether or not the power I use comes from renewables, Nuclear or fossil.
Feb 18, 2020 22:40:29 GMT -8
magicmuggle01: Must be great to have a near endless supply of power, and didn't cost a penny in bills (except what was paid to buy equipment).
Feb 18, 2020 22:42:02 GMT -8
Shaliza: Absolutely and hopefully this will be the way of the future.
Feb 18, 2020 22:52:12 GMT -8
Shaliza: Goodnight, everyone! See you all tomorrow! ::9c9d2d6a-2404-4a5b-9878-d393706e52fc::
Feb 18, 2020 23:36:54 GMT -8