Off topic: Happy Birthday Beethoven! A new take on "Ode to Joy"
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Bryan Crumpler  Identity Verified
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Dec 16, 2014

Hello Everybody!

I'm frequently asked what I do on my "off" days. LOL. Not that we translators ever really have a day off in a global 24/7 economy, but... here's to the lighter side of life outside of my translation activities, which keeps me going, i.e., MUSIC... and arts (designed the cover - DTP skills at work!!!)

That said, here's a little morning music to get your day started, i.e., my quick 244th birthday tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven who was born on or around this day (Dec 16th) in 1770... and my far reaching attempt to play some decent piano. Click to listen for free! Enjoy!

Ninth Fantasy on "Ode to Joy" for Piano & Symphony Orchestra, by Bryan A. Crumpler




[Edited at 2014-12-16 14:10 GMT]


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Tom in London
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On the other hand.... Dec 16, 2014

Another option

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kT3kCVFFLNg

And Happy Birthday to the great LVB.

[Edited at 2014-12-16 14:15 GMT]


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Ode to freedom Dec 16, 2014

The "ode to joy" (joy (En) = Freude (De)) was first intended to be an "ode to freedom" (freedom (En) = Freiheit (De)) but that was politically risky - political rulers don't want the people to have freedom - they just want them to be joyful.

After I wrote the words above, I did a little Internet search and found this confirmation: The author of the poem (Friedrich Schiller, in 1785) replaced Freiheit by Freude - I found this in Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ode_to_Joy

Oliver


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Bryan Crumpler  Identity Verified
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Freedom!!!! Dec 16, 2014

Oliver Walter wrote:

political rulers don't want the people to have freedom - they just want them to be joyful



Learning something new every day! The power of positive (joyful) thinking goes a long way when you're always bogged down by people (in the Carlo M Cipolla kinda way, Lol!!!!)

[Edited at 2014-12-16 15:07 GMT]


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Thanks for sharing Dec 16, 2014

Beautiful music, Bryan - thanks for sharing. I play music in my spare time, too, but my violin-playing is nowhere near as talented as your piano playing.

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Thanks! Dec 17, 2014

Thanks for sharing,Bryan.

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