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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:33 PM

DemoTex is weeping because this is so beautiful. Watch, and love the world - and Herr Beethoven.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=GBaHPND2QJg&feature=youtu.be

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Reply DemoTex is weeping because this is so beautiful. Watch, and love the world - and Herr Beethoven. (Original post)
DemoTex Nov 2012 OP
elleng Nov 2012 #1
DemoTex Nov 2012 #4
elleng Nov 2012 #8
patrice Nov 2012 #2
DemoTex Nov 2012 #3
patrice Nov 2012 #14
catbyte Nov 2012 #40
snagglepuss Nov 2012 #18
patrice Nov 2012 #20
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #5
patrice Nov 2012 #6
dalaigh lllama Nov 2012 #7
graywarrior Nov 2012 #9
CurtEastPoint Nov 2012 #10
Loki Nov 2012 #11
livetohike Nov 2012 #12
Liberal_in_LA Nov 2012 #13
Brother Buzz Nov 2012 #15
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #16
Politicub Nov 2012 #17
MelissaB Nov 2012 #19
BeyondGeography Nov 2012 #21
Uncle Joe Nov 2012 #42
asjr Nov 2012 #22
Bozita Nov 2012 #23
aint_no_life_nowhere Nov 2012 #24
coalition_unwilling Nov 2012 #25
DonRedwood Nov 2012 #26
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2012 #33
roguevalley Nov 2012 #27
Hekate Nov 2012 #28
dinger130 Nov 2012 #29
young_at_heart Nov 2012 #30
Aristus Nov 2012 #31
Demonaut Nov 2012 #32
Skittles Nov 2012 #34
Scootaloo Nov 2012 #35
silverweb Nov 2012 #39
Rowdyboy Nov 2012 #36
AllyCat Nov 2012 #37
silverweb Nov 2012 #38
Uncle Joe Nov 2012 #41

Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:37 PM

1. Thanks. Have done,

repeatedly.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:43 PM

4. Must have come out while I was in the wilderness.

BTW: Who won the war?

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:49 PM

8. Yes, Tex, been out for a while.

p.s., cancer did.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:37 PM

2. ... and then read the lyrics:

Lyrics in English for "Ode to Joy"
("Ode An Die Freude")
Beethoven's 9th Symphony

O friends, no more these sounds!
Let us sing more cheerful songs,
more full of joy!

Joy, bright spark of divinity,
Daughter of Elysium,
Fire-inspired we tread
Thy sanctuary.

Thy magic power re-unites
All that custom has divided,
All men become brothers
Under the sway of thy gentle wings.

Whoever has created
An abiding friendship,
Or has won
A true and loving wife,
All who can call at least one soul theirs,
Join in our song of praise;
But any who cannot must creep tearfully
Away from our circle.

All creatures drink of joy
At nature's breast.
Just and unjust
Alike taste of her gift;

She gave us kisses and the fruit of the vine,
A tried friend to the end.
Even the worm can feel contentment,
And the cherub stands before God!

Gladly, like the heavenly bodies
Which He set on their courses
Through the splendor of the firmament;
Thus, brothers, you should run your race,
As a hero going to conquest.

You millions, I embrace you.
This kiss is for all the world!

Brothers, above the starry canopy
There must dwell a loving Father.

Do you fall in worship, you millions?
World, do you know your creator?

Seek him in the heavens;
Above the stars must He dwell.

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Response to patrice (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:41 PM

3. As a bassist and oboist (don't even ask!) ..

I have performed the 9th on both instruments ( I prefer the oboe). This video just surprised me. I thought, "street musicians," but soon caught on and was totally overwhelmed.

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:01 PM

14. It's clear that you and the crowd are in synch. I shared it too, but I can only wish to do anything

as magnificent as playing something like an oboe, so synch is appreciated.

Thanks! DemoTex!

:insert dancing smilie here:

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 03:56 PM

40. I played the oboe in H.S. and as I was learning I had to practice when my

Siamese cat, Yum Yum, was out exploring the woods because she HATED the sound. I did sound like a ruptured goose until I mastered that double reed! It was a school instrument and I am sure Yum Yum's tiny teeth marks are still visible on the bell of that instrument, lol.

Thanks for posting. I teared up too.

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Response to patrice (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:24 PM

18. One of my favorite lines line: Be embraced you millions This kiss for the whole world

It was only a few years ago when I saw a documentary about Beethoven that I learnt about the ideas behind the his work. A phenomenal man.

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Response to snagglepuss (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:28 PM

20. I have seen that documentary around. I will watch it on Roku. Thanks for reminding me!

snagglepuss!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:44 PM

5. Thanks

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:45 PM

6. SPAIN!

Spain!

I hope everyone is following OWS photo-journalism about Spain on FB!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:46 PM

7. Thank you!

This made me joyous!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:49 PM

9. I never get tired of watching that vid.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:52 PM

10. Just lovely. I watched it some time again and it was definitely worth seeing again!

Thanks for posting.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:53 PM

11. Music is love.

All you have to do is watch the faces of the people listening to the beauty of Beethoven.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:53 PM

12. That was wonderful....Thanks

for posting this

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:55 PM

13. kick

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:13 PM

15. Who's the 1st bassist? I've believe I've seen him before, somewhere on a world stage

That young girl sure got her money's worth.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:13 PM

16. Thank you for posting this, my dear DemoTex!

How glorious!

It made me weep too...

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:22 PM

17. Same here. Beautiful.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:25 PM

19. Just what I needed tonight.

Thanks!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:39 PM

21. Alle menschen wirden bruder...here's 10,000 Japanese singing along

&feature=youtube_gdata_player


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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #21)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 07:57 PM

42. That was most excellent as well.

Thanks for the youtube.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:24 PM

22. About a year ago I saw a YouTube presentation

in a RR terminal in Denmark where a concert was played just like this one of Ravel's Bolero. It was magical too.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:32 PM

23. Thank you!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:53 PM

24. That's not Spanish (the writing) - it's Catalan

spoken in Catalunya (Catalonia), a part of Spain just south of France along the Mediterranean and closely related to Provencal spoken in France. I wish I had been there and I would have gladly tossed something in the hat. Very cool.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:01 PM

25. Awesome! - n/t

 

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:03 PM

26. you big baby! :0) I made it about halfway through and teared up.

:0) dangit...i try to be manlier than that!

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Response to DonRedwood (Reply #26)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:14 AM

33. My dear DonRedwood...

Even manly men can weep........it shows their souls when they do...

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:04 PM

27. glorious. we must save this world

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:14 PM

28. A moment of pure joy

I am completely undone and in tears. Thank you, thank you.

Hekate

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:23 PM

29. Every night after supper

this was on my walkman and I listened while walking 2 1/2 miles . It motivated me and I lost 52 lbs. in 6 months.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:28 PM

30. Same reaction from me

There is something about this piece that get into your soul!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:32 PM

31. Bravo! Bravo!

Well done.

And now I'm near tears, too...

That was unspeakably beautiful.

Life is good...

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:34 PM

32. wooh, amazing

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:29 AM

34. OMG everytime I watch

it takes me back to my beloved English grandfather

To me Beethoven is the greatest musician who ever lived

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 12:49 AM

35. I love stuff like this.



Because people sometimes need to be reminded that despite the daily grind, art and beauty still exist for them.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #35)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:21 AM

39. This one really took people by surprise!

Love it!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:15 AM

36. Unbelieveably beautiful....I cannot thank you enough....

And, yes, I'm crying too.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 01:54 AM

37. Thank you! This is my kid's favorite song ever. I will show him this!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 02:11 AM

38. One of my favorites.

Thanks for posting!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Fri Nov 16, 2012, 04:07 PM

41. I feel the same way, that was most beautiful.



Thanks for the thread, DemoTex.

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