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Wardleader
(Philadelphia USA)
Posted: Dec 17, 2017 14:05
 

Playing some classical music along with everything else in the late 60s and early 70s was something that just happened along with all kinds of whimsical station breaks with out takes from movies from the 30s and 40s on Philadelphia earliest FM stations that played album music.  WDAS and WMMR FM the early underground radio stations played whatever they felt like, with lots of the album music not heard on the  AM power hit stations.  RP has that same feel, the eclectic all good sounds of music from all over the place by Bill and Rebecca who have an ear for the newer stuff that I haven't a clue about.   At this point, I try not to complain but enjoy the music and the fact I am still alive at all to hear it.   And yes, Beethoven holds a place for me, my high school girl friend was a great piano student and played Beethoven piano pieces for me that astounded me for her talent and for this music from the great composer that I then could understand why his name was held in awe and respect.  This really is my radio paradise{#Heartkiss}
Far
Posted: Nov 17, 2017 20:58
 

Piano Lessons peaked at learning this piece :).  There must be an Angela Hewitt version out there...
loungelizard48
(Pemberton, B.C., Canada)
Posted: Nov 17, 2017 20:56
 

And there it is...the Piece de Resistance! My all time favourite classical piece! Again, thank you Bill <3
BillG
(Left Coast)
Posted: Nov 17, 2017 9:54
 

 1000270687 wrote:
Beutiful masterpiece but isn't there a better quality version out there?
 
Yes. Fixed.
LLAUM38
Posted: Oct 18, 2017 14:19
 

My mother was playing "Lettre à Elise" at home when I was younger... Good remenber !{#Notworthy}
1000270687
Posted: Apr 18, 2017 2:37
 

Beutiful masterpiece but isn't there a better quality version out there?
Grammarcop
(A place with fresh water and great beer)
Posted: Dec 16, 2016 8:19
 

Since it's already the 17th in Asia ... Happy Birthday, Ludwig Von!
DigitalJer
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
Posted: Dec 16, 2016 8:19
 

I love it when my fiance plays this on her piano.
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Nov 15, 2016 19:49
 

And, to this day, nobody really knows who Elise was; perhaps better that way since Ludvig wrote better music as a bachelor anyway. 
countyman
(Pittsburgh)
Posted: Jul 13, 2016 7:42
 

 thewiseking wrote:
Beethoven?!? I thought Jimmy Page wrote this!
 

  No.  Page stole the riff.


Chrisjea
(Gethsemane)
Posted: May 10, 2016 9:32
 

Talented little dude Bill?  Well put.

When my parents thought I had talent, I had to practice this so much.  Thankfully they came to their senses.


VH1
(near Alpha Centauri, then the next left!)
Posted: May 10, 2016 9:31
 

 JasondotG wrote:
The first rock star. 

 
True and whilst today they die of drugs, he died of Syphillis! What a way to go!
Skydog
(The Mitten)
Posted: May 10, 2016 9:31
 

I could be wrong but I don't think Beethoven made this recording
thewiseking
(New York, New York)
Posted: May 10, 2016 9:31
 

Beethoven?!? I thought Jimmy Page wrote this!
 
JasondotG
Posted: Dec 04, 2015 2:34
 

The first rock star. 
LizK
(Houston, Texas)
Posted: Oct 02, 2015 12:44
 

Posted: Jan 30, 2013 - 04:57
 

 Joyride76 wrote:
Please next time don t cut the music... It's not something that you do! Respect Beethoven and the listener
  
I agree..
Agreed. Play all of Beethoven's 5th 
aspicer
(Chicago, IL)
Posted: Oct 02, 2015 12:42
 

{#Cheers}{#Meditate}{#Notworthy}
Bone
(Divided States of Sanity)
Posted: Oct 02, 2015 12:41
 

Quality sound for the 1810 recording! 
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Jul 31, 2015 19:51
 

Elisabeth Roeckel indeed.
LindaSimmers
Posted: Jun 16, 2015 21:53
 

Beethoven have to change!!!
fredriley
(Nottingham, UK)
Posted: May 12, 2015 11:56
 

 DoctorHooey wrote:
*ahem*

I just wrote a song it's for Elise
It's not a loan
It's not a lease
So if you want to know about this song
And who it's for
It's for Elise

If I go and play this for Elise
I wonder if 
She'll like this piece?
If she hates it my grief will not cease
I'll stuff my face
Til I'm obese
 
A simple song
And happy too
It's not for me
It's not for you

And that is what it IS
A little song that's for Elise
Not for some guy
Who's named Maurice
And now you know why all my songs
Don't have no words
Cuz I'm a terrible lyricist.

The end.
 

 
{#Roflol}{#Clap} Feckin' brilliant!
Ahnyer_Keester
(Lancaster, CA)
Posted: Mar 27, 2015 16:36
 

I really appreciate it when RP sneaks in some classical. This is a good one there are, perhaps, better recordings but still it is a good piece.
Highspirits
Posted: Jan 23, 2015 16:35
 

Enjoying the music and giggling at the cover! 
currambero
Posted: Dec 23, 2014 8:32
 

This is why radio paradise is the very best!!!!! 

 
dcal6666
(Hatfield, Massachusetts USA)
Posted: Jun 18, 2014 16:20
 

Just another example of why I love RP and tell all of my friends about the station.....2014 Chrissie Hynde, then 1800's Beethoven. Throw in some "Bitches Brew" and there you are!
ginniet
(Spokane, WA)
Posted: Jun 18, 2014 16:18
 

{#Music}
MilesW
(Earth (Currently Germany))
Posted: Dec 11, 2013 2:25
 

Sweet! {#Cheers}
Lacapella
(Lost in France....)
Posted: Oct 09, 2013 2:57
 

 DoctorHooey wrote:
*ahem*

I just wrote a song it's for Elise
It's not a loan
It's not a lease
So if you want to know about this song
And who it's for
It's for Elise

If I go and play this for Elise
I wonder if 
She'll like this piece?
If she hates it my grief will not cease
I'll stuff my face
Til I'm obese
 
A simple song
And happy too
It's not for me
It's not for you

And that is what it IS
A little song that's for Elise
Not for some guy
Who's named Maurice
And now you know why all my songs
Don't have no words
Cuz I'm a terrible lyricist.

The end.
 
 
Brilliant!


Shesdifferent
(Just visiting this planet)
Posted: Sep 07, 2013 19:09
 

Ballerinas floating through my head......
Krispian
(Vancouver, BC)
Posted: Aug 26, 2013 18:21
 

 buddy wrote:
This was my first piano recital piece at age 10.  A stripped down version to be sure.  But it's been very special to me ever since.  Also, in the way that became a pattern for my performance career evermore, I tripped going up the stairs to the stage and again going down the stairs on the other side - but I nailed the piece.

 
Great story
drewd
Posted: Aug 07, 2013 12:59
 

 SinisterDexter wrote:


Yep, when I hear this all can think of is Charlie Brown Christmas.

  I immediately think of Benny Hill running around in fast motion.


rich95969
(Paradise, CA)
Posted: Aug 07, 2013 12:57
 

Never get tired of this one!
aaronm
(Eugene, Oregon)
Posted: Aug 07, 2013 12:55
 

It's stuff like this why I love RP.
kcar
Posted: Apr 02, 2013 23:56
 

 DoctorHooey wrote:
*ahem*

I just wrote a song it's for Elise
It's not a loan
It's not a lease
So if you want to know about this song
And who it's for
It's for Elise

If I go and play this for Elise
I wonder if 
She'll like this piece?
If she hates it my grief will not cease
I'll stuff my face
Til I'm obese
 
A simple song
And happy too
It's not for me
It's not for you

And that is what it IS
A little song that's for Elise
Not for some guy
Who's named Maurice
And now you know why all my songs
Don't have no words
Cuz I'm a terrible lyricist.

The end.
 
 
Tom Lehrer would be proud. 

A friend of mine once claimed quite strenuously that she'd survived years of childhood piano lessons—"you know, things like 'Furry Leaves.'" Old Luddy-vig must have been laughing his ass off.  
mojcamojca77
Posted: Apr 02, 2013 23:50
 

timeless...
Lazarus
(Bethany)
Posted: Mar 02, 2013 12:43
 


Everybody in my church loves this music...
 
meloman
(Warsaw, Poland)
Posted: Jan 30, 2013 4:57
 

 Joyride76 wrote:
Please next time don t cut the music... It's not something that you do! Respect Beethoven and the listener
 
I agree.
buddy
Posted: Dec 29, 2012 20:41
 

This was my first piano recital piece at age 10.  A stripped down version to be sure.  But it's been very special to me ever since.  Also, in the way that became a pattern for my performance career evermore, I tripped going up the stairs to the stage and again going down the stairs on the other side - but I nailed the piece.
DoctorHooey
(/etc)
Posted: Nov 28, 2012 11:59
 

*ahem*

I just wrote a song it's for Elise
It's not a loan
It's not a lease
So if you want to know about this song
And who it's for
It's for Elise

If I go and play this for Elise
I wonder if 
She'll like this piece?
If she hates it my grief will not cease
I'll stuff my face
Til I'm obese
 
A simple song
And happy too
It's not for me
It's not for you

And that is what it IS
A little song that's for Elise
Not for some guy
Who's named Maurice
And now you know why all my songs
Don't have no words
Cuz I'm a terrible lyricist.

The end.


 
nagsheadlocal
(North Carolina, the new New Jersey)
Posted: Nov 28, 2012 11:45
 

 RoelantSiekman wrote:

I think it is due to the album this was taken from: Beethoven's Wig. Amazon tells me it's essentially an introduction for children into classical music, with funny lyrics put to classical tunes, and that in fact the tune without the lyrics is an extra on this album. The lyrics probably don't exceed the length of the sample we've just heard.

I totally agree though that if Beethoven is played on RP, it shouldn't be cut of.. Please find another version, Bill (or Rebecca)! I've never seen such a high rating of a song, so I guess the audience is ready for it.
 
Another vote for this song - but from someone who knows not to play it too fast. 

Luckily, YouTube has a number of truly great artists playing this: Horowitz, Richter, Kempff, etc.

You could easily spend a very pleasant afternoon listing to the greats play this piece. 
JIan
(Phoenix, AZ, USA)
Posted: Nov 28, 2012 11:45
 

 Painted_Turtle wrote:
Love it..I don't care if it is cut or not, at least we get to hear a tiny piece of it. Which is better than none. Full length would be better of course...sigh
 
Well said, and this listener agrees.
Rotterdam
Posted: Oct 28, 2012 3:16
 

 RoelantSiekman wrote:

I think it is due to the album this was taken from: Beethoven's Wig. Amazon tells me it's essentially an introduction for children into classical music, with funny lyrics put to classical tunes, and that in fact the tune without the lyrics is an extra on this album. The lyrics probably don't exceed the length of the sample we've just heard.

I totally agree though that if Beethoven is played on RP, it shouldn't be cut of.. Please find another version, Bill (or Rebecca)! I've never seen such a high rating of a song, so I guess the audience is ready for it.
 

I agree. Groetjes.
yofitofu
(Santa Barbara, CA)
Posted: Sep 26, 2012 15:44
 

Piano lessons....
Joyride76
Posted: Aug 26, 2012 6:10
 

Please next time don t cut the music... It's not something that you do! Respect Beethoven and the listener
Painted_Turtle
(Land of Laughing Waters)
Posted: Jul 25, 2012 17:32
 

Love it..I don't care if it is cut or not, at least we get to hear a tiny piece of it. Which is better than none. Full length would be better of course...sigh
ziakut
(Right Here)
Posted: Jul 25, 2012 17:31
 

Car slammed on the brakes and now I'm enjoying Beethoven with my face flattened against the windshield.
jocelynsart
Posted: Jul 25, 2012 17:31
 

 Me Too! lol!

SinisterDexter wrote:


Yep, when I hear this all can think of is Charlie Brown Christmas.
 


RoelantSiekman
(Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Posted: May 16, 2012 0:53
 

 ice-9 wrote:
 leap wrote:
This song is incompleeete, if I were Beethoven I would kill you {#War}

 

I have to agree.  It's clipped off in the middle.  Growing up I just couldn't stand when pop stations clipped songs like Night Moves or American Pie for time, essentially editing the story being told.  No lyrics here, but still it's aggravating - perhaps more so because this is a timeless classic.  We're not asking for a whole symphony or anything - just the extra minute or two of music that completes this piece.
 
I think it is due to the album this was taken from: Beethoven's Wig. Amazon tells me it's essentially an introduction for children into classical music, with funny lyrics put to classical tunes, and that in fact the tune without the lyrics is an extra on this album. The lyrics probably don't exceed the length of the sample we've just heard.

I totally agree though that if Beethoven is played on RP, it shouldn't be cut of.. Please find another version, Bill (or Rebecca)! I've never seen such a high rating of a song, so I guess the audience is ready for it.
cohifi
(Denver)
Posted: Apr 21, 2012 17:47
 

I ask you: does anyone go to a real Symphony any more?   I didn't think so.  {#Beat}
Stingray
("ANONYMOUS INTERNET")
Posted: Apr 21, 2012 17:34
 

 Proclivities wrote:

It's Jerry Beethoven, from Scranton.

 
WRONG! Camper van....