February 9, 2012

Something Wonderful: Beethoven's 5 Secrets

"Don't just practice your art. Force your way into its secrets." -- Beethovan

[Thanks, Bruce]

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 9, 2012 4:32 PM
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I love the wee bit o'Bach that came in at the beginning.
Classical music never dies, it just keeps improving. Not even the post-modern ugliness that has rotted the culture can suffocate the beauty of classical music. Like killing God. It can't be done.
The uglier the culture becomes, the more beautiful this music sounds.

Posted by: Jewel at February 9, 2012 5:10 PM

Wonderful quote but it must be an urban legend. St. Benards don't talk that way.

Posted by: Director at February 9, 2012 10:58 PM

Sorry to burst your bubble.

The quote contains very noble intentions. As a classical musician, however, the video is sickening and a demonstration of the lowest common denominator at work in classical music, i.e. the pursuit of fame and money. It's very pretty and not real below the surface.

Posted by: at February 10, 2012 10:28 AM

It is very sad to think the people in this video are living for fame and money as the lowest common denominator. They got a classical education and are playing in classical orchestras, and they don't get money for doing videos like this one, but are dependant on their fans to donate money to them so that they can continue to make these videos.

Posted by: Vera at February 11, 2012 9:49 AM

My throw-down Rolex keep very good time.

Posted by: Rocky at February 11, 2012 5:08 PM