Does anyone even know Ludwig van Beethoven?

>>By odd bod

NO.9 is pretty good along with NO. 7

>>By Stanlo

This doesn't appear to be the place for an intelligent conversation about Beethoven, but does anyone have any ideas whether it's possible to perform the beginning of the 5th Symphony (da da da dum, da da da dum) without adding a whole extra bar after the first dum?

>>By cbrody

Well cbrody, I'm not a conductor, but I don't see why one couldn't perform the opening withough adding an extra bar. I'm not sure how it would sound though. I'm guessing the extra bar wasn't written into the score by beethoven himself, but is rather an embellishment used by conductors.

>>By MightyAfroWhitey

What extra bar? The symphony doesn't begin on the first beat of the bar, if that's what you mean... There's what is known as an anacrusis. I believe the precise way it's written is a rest, then three quavers at the end of the first bar (the "da da da"), followed by a semibreve(the "dum").

>>By Andymac

It's incredible how many different interpretations you can find of Romantic composers (Beethoven to Liszt, broadly taken). This is probably because an enormous range of emotions can be expressed through this style. Some say there is less room for personal interpretation with contemporary composers, although I doubt this is always correct. And if you want a really controversial interpretation of a strongly traditional classical piece of music, try Bach's Goldberg variations played by Glenn Gould ...

>>By Aywin

Don't know about classical music that much actually. What i do know 'le pastorale' of
L. v. Beethoven is a most fantastic piece of work/art. To me it's a representation of inner peace and celebration. Not too complicated but divined by the touch of someone who really understands the heart of music. Le Pastorale is like an invitation for purity, natural and sincere. To be a river, blooming colours into ordinary thoughts that lights up the elements of ( my ) forsaken desires. It still is just music but poetry at the same time.

>>By Sanvean

Although i prefer Mozart,Bach,and wagner Beethoven is good

>>By MetalBladeRecords

Just gimme 'Pastorale' and you need to find me on another planet

>>By Sanvean

Has someone seen "Immortal Beloved" or "Copying Beethoven",please contact me....

>>By elend

Amazing music...really soothing....better than an aspirin sometimes after a really long day's work...smooth.

>>By beholder20

i play his MOON Sonat..thats really nice...i love him

>>By Lalush

Has someone seen "Immortal Beloved" or "Copying Beethoven",please contact me....

>>By elend

Third movement of the 9th symphony

>>By Alexis von Bretzel

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