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lsheridan007
Posted: Oct 28, 2016 11:47
 

5th, 7th, 9th; how many of us could have done this with even total hearing...point being Beethoven was simply a genius!!! His pieces always take my breath away... 

kingart wrote:

I'm not sure, but I think Ludwig van was not quite deaf when he wrote the 5th. It has been said that the famous opening notes was the beating upon his door of the accelerating loss of hearing. He was deaf thereafter, on the 7th - 9th, the Missa Solemnis, and all else. His finest works of music were composed by a deaf man. Never fails to amaze and inspire me. 
 

 


lsheridan007
Posted: Oct 28, 2016 11:45
 

 kingart wrote:

I'm not sure, but I think Ludwig van was not quite deaf when he wrote the 5th. It has been said that the famous opening notes was the beating upon his door of the accelerating loss of hearing. He was deaf thereafter, on the 7th - 9th, the Missa Solemnis, and all else. His finest works of music were composed by a deaf man. Never fails to amaze and inspire me. 
 

 


lsheridan007
Posted: Oct 28, 2016 6:19
 

Nothing like a little Ludwig in the morning...followed by Jimi Hendrix!!! Love you Radio Paradise!{#Smile}
Decoy
(Milliway's, the Restaurant at the End of the Universe)
Posted: Oct 28, 2016 6:15
 

this Beethoven guy shows some pretty good potential. 
treatment_bound
(Duluth to Madison)
Posted: Oct 28, 2016 6:11
 

SRV opening for Beethoven...that's THAT'S a GREAT DOUBLE-BILL!
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Aug 26, 2016 12:00
 

 Randy wrote:
No question, Beethoven was a genius.  He was deaf when composed the 5th.  Never gets old.   

 
I'm not sure, but I think Ludwig van was not quite deaf when he wrote the 5th. It has been said that the famous opening notes was the beating upon his door of the accelerating loss of hearing. He was deaf thereafter, on the 7th - 9th, the Missa Solemnis, and all else. His finest works of music were composed by a deaf man. Never fails to amaze and inspire me. 
 
ecomaniac
(Pale Blue Dot)
Posted: Aug 26, 2016 12:00
 

 Randy wrote:
No question, Beethoven was a genius.  He was deaf when composed the 5th.  Never gets old.   

 
He was impaired while composing the 5th, but not completely deaf until the incredible 9th.
fiddler
Posted: Aug 26, 2016 11:55
 

 flyboy50 wrote:

Every lover of rock and pop should give Carl Orff's  'Carmina Burana' a listen.



 
Yes indeed!!
pumpkin
Posted: Aug 26, 2016 11:55
 

And good grief, what has this guy put out lately? Resting on his laurels.
 

Kaw wrote:
It's obviously a good symphony, but I heared it too many times. For many people this symphony has become the body of classical music. You say classical music. They say paddaddapaaam! It has become sort of cheesy to my ears.

There is a lot more crazy good classical music out there... 

 


flyboy50
(Austin TX)
Posted: Aug 26, 2016 11:54
 

Every lover of rock and pop should give Carl Orff's  'Carmina Burana' a listen.


fiddler
Posted: Aug 26, 2016 11:54
 

I just wonder...What IF this got slipped into the poppy FM station my 12 year-old daughter listens to? Would listeners even notice? I like to think they would have a moment of pre-teen clarity. Just wondering. REGARDLESS of that silly thought as well as how many times I've heard it: Thank you Bill, for playing this. Now on to Jimi Hendrix. Got it!
Randy
(Fresno)
Posted: Aug 26, 2016 11:49
 

No question, Beethoven was a genius.  He was deaf when composed the 5th.  Never gets old.   
Kaw
(Just above sea level)
Posted: Aug 03, 2016 1:06
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:

So you're essentially calling this the "Stairway to Heaven" of classical music?  {#Wink}

 
Exactly!
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Jul 25, 2016 22:48
 

 Kaw wrote:
It's obviously a good symphony, but I heared it too many times. For many people this symphony has become the body of classical music. You say classical music. They say paddaddapaaam! It has become sort of cheesy to my ears.

There is a lot more crazy good classical music out there...
 
So you're essentially calling this the "Stairway to Heaven" of classical music?  {#Wink}
Kaw
(Just above sea level)
Posted: May 23, 2016 2:41
 

It's obviously a good symphony, but I heared it too many times. For many people this symphony has become the body of classical music. You say classical music. They say paddaddapaaam! It has become sort of cheesy to my ears.

There is a lot more crazy good classical music out there... 
willmcnaught
(Eugene Oregon)
Posted: May 11, 2016 10:09
 

speakers wobbling {#Dancingbanana}
Lemonhead
(UK)
Posted: Apr 25, 2016 2:27
 

SOOOOOOOOOI GOOD on a sunning morning drinking coffee. SO loud. SO good

{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}{#Boohoo}


Will62
Posted: Apr 20, 2016 23:42
 

 steeler wrote:
How does one rate this as sucko-barfo? 28 did.

  28 people with a very narrow perspective on music


Will62
Posted: Apr 20, 2016 23:41
 

 SuperWeh wrote:
not my thing. also not into the whole "i know something about music because i listen to classical music sometimes" thing. still, a whole lot better than anything mozart put out.

 
Agree re, Mozart. Disagree re, "i know something about music because i listen to classical music sometimes". I don't care if I am classified as a musical pleb. I know what I like and I like Beethoven, Verdi, Vivaldi, Saint-Saens, Borodin and so on.
Also like Van Halen, Rolling Stones, Garth Brooks, CSNY, Dire Straits and so on.
Great to 'know' music (my son the cellist gives me an education in this respect). Much prefer to tune in and decide "yes, it is good" (as in Vivaldi or Van Halen) or "no, it is drivel" (why am I thinking U2 right now).
Will62
Posted: Apr 20, 2016 23:34
 

 Pedro1874 wrote:

{#Notworthy}{#Clap}{#Sunny} This is why we love RP.  Stevie Ray segued into Ludwig Van.  {#Yes}

 
Followed by Jimi. RP - by far the best
Will62
Posted: Apr 20, 2016 23:34
 

 Typesbad wrote:
Most famous riff of all time?

  That or Eine Kleine Nachtmusik


Pedro1874
(Newton-le-Willows, England)
Posted: Apr 20, 2016 23:32
 

 msymmes wrote:
And to follow Stevie Ray Vaughan's version of Pipeline is something you won't here anywhere else {#Bananajam}{#Bananajumprope}

 
{#Notworthy}{#Clap}{#Sunny} This is why we love RP.  Stevie Ray segued into Ludwig Van.  {#Yes}
Will62
Posted: Apr 20, 2016 23:31
 

OH BILL, YOU ECLECTIC DEVIL.
Simply superb!!
Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No3 would be the cherry on top.
 
fasteddiecahill
(Ireland)
Posted: Mar 09, 2016 6:55
 

It does not get much better than his 5th.  I don`t like Beethoven personally, but this is easily his best Symphony.
 
thediceareloaded
(Berlin)
Posted: Feb 19, 2016 3:12
 

Karajan was just the bestes, and the Berlin philharmonic Orchestra is on top of their game in this recording. Love it.
iloveradio
(Idaho Panhandle)
Posted: Feb 17, 2016 12:18
 

Beethoven then Hendrix, only on RP. This is why RP is the best streaming music source on the planet. Considering how many people worldwide tune in, they must agree.{#Daisy}
kanga311
Posted: Feb 17, 2016 12:12
 

Play the 8th, Bill! {#Boohoo}
Typesbad
(El Segundo - Hey, whose wallet is this?)
Posted: Feb 17, 2016 12:12
 

Most famous riff of all time?
CaffeineSam
Posted: Feb 17, 2016 12:09
 

What is this, amateur hour? Who composed this tripe? A 3 years old?!
msymmes
(Toronto, CA)
Posted: Dec 16, 2015 14:24
 

And to follow Stevie Ray Vaughan's version of Pipeline is something you won't here anywhere else {#Bananajam}{#Bananajumprope}
willmcnaught
(Eugene Oregon)
Posted: Dec 16, 2015 14:22
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:
Hmmm, so music can kick ass without electric guitars?
. . . interesting!

 
I hope your being sarcastic? {#Drunk} lol 
(delete)
Posted: Dec 16, 2015 14:21
 

Just awesome to find this here. I love it!
AbileneTexas
(Abilene, Texas)
Posted: Nov 15, 2015 6:01
 

 jenzen wrote:
What a sweet surprise to fine this Symphony — the whole symphony — as a selection on this Thursday afternoon. Like a summer storm with all its freshness and cooling rain. Then to follow with Eleanor Rigby? My friends and I think RP provides genius musical mixology. 

 
RP is a work of art that incorporates works of art.  In the case of Beethoven, a magnificent work of art!  And as I'm finishing up this comment, the Fifth is followed by Hendrix' All Along the Watchtower.  Classic.
kcar
Posted: Oct 14, 2015 23:12
 

 sid1950 wrote:

What meaning Beethoven intended by those notes is open to conjecture, but during WW2 the BBC used the 4-note motif (played on drums) to open their news broadcasts, and I believe Churchill was a great fan of the work.

Morse didn't begin work on what became International Morse Code until 1836, so the symphony pre-dates the code by 3 decades. So what came first? It may be that Morse knew the music?

 
A few years back, the BBC offered temporarily free downloads of the BBC Orchestra performing Beethoven's symphonies, with short commentary preceding the performances. The announcer for the 5th claimed that the opening notes were likely inspired by the call of the yellowhammer bird that Beethoven heard while walking through Vienna's Prater Park. 

A recording of the yellowhammer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnvc-Cc3vkU 

According to Wikipedia, the yellowhammer's hold over Beethoven showed up in other works: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellowhammer#In_culture 
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Oct 14, 2015 23:03
 

Hmmm, so music can kick ass without electric guitars?
. . . interesting!
Homunculus
(Turn right at the first star and on until morning)
Posted: Aug 13, 2015 6:20
 

 sid1950 wrote:

What meaning Beethoven intended by those notes is open to conjecture, but during WW2 the BBC used the 4-note motif (played on drums) to open their news broadcasts, and I believe Churchill was a great fan of the work.

Morse didn't begin work on what became International Morse Code until 1836, so the symphony pre-dates the code by 3 decades. So what came first? It may be that Morse knew the music?

 
Without a doubt, Samuel Morse had Beethoven's 5th Symphony in mind for the letter V. It would be too coincidental otherwise. None of this diminishes the magnificence of the this Symphony.
sid1950
(Surbiton, Surrey, UK)
Posted: Aug 13, 2015 5:06
 

 Homunculus wrote:
It is interesting, even if only to myself, that Beethoven’s “dit dit dit dah” is Morse Code for the letter V that in Roman Numerals indicates number five. Certainly I’m not the only old code reading fossil listening to RP to have understood this.

 
What meaning Beethoven intended by those notes is open to conjecture, but during WW2 the BBC used the 4-note motif (played on drums) to open their news broadcasts, and I believe Churchill was a great fan of the work.

Morse didn't begin work on what became International Morse Code until 1836, so the symphony pre-dates the code by 3 decades. So what came first? It may be that Morse knew the music?
springof63
(Christchurch, England)
Posted: Aug 13, 2015 4:59
 

 Homunculus wrote:
It is interesting, even if only to myself, that Beethoven’s “dit dit dit dah” is Morse Code for the letter V that in Roman Numerals indicates number five. Certainly I’m not the only old code reading fossil listening to RP to have understood this.

 
An opinion without 3.142 is an onion.
You will understand.
{#Smile}

...some of these instrumental, orchestral, covers of classic rock songs really seem to work, but,
etc, etc, (you geddit !)

SuperWeh
(Monaco)
Posted: Aug 13, 2015 4:58
 

not my thing. also not into the whole "i know something about music because i listen to classical music sometimes" thing. still, a whole lot better than anything mozart put out.
Carlo9151
(Trieste)
Posted: Aug 13, 2015 4:56
 

Morse code was developed between 1835 and 1837. Beethoven's work is of 1808.
Maybe Morse took inspiration from Beethoven :-)

 
Homunculus wrote:
It is interesting, even if only to myself, that Beethoven’s “dit dit dit dah” is Morse Code for the letter V that in Roman Numerals indicates number five. Certainly I’m not the only old code reading fossil listening to RP to have understood this.

 

Homunculus
(Turn right at the first star and on until morning)
Posted: Jul 12, 2015 21:54
 

It is interesting, even if only to myself, that Beethoven’s “dit dit dit dah” is Morse Code for the letter V that in Roman Numerals indicates number five. Certainly I’m not the only old code reading fossil listening to RP to have understood this.
skyguy
(CO)
Posted: Jun 12, 2015 6:02
 

 PixelPushers wrote:
I think this comment was meant for the Clapton song that usually follows this classical piece. I'm pretty sure there are no saxophone solos in Beethoven's work. 
 

skyguy wrote:

Sax-a-ma-phone.....
 
 
https://youtu.be/YrwOxpac0XY

couldn't get it to embed.
PixelPushers
Posted: Jun 11, 2015 14:34
 

I think this comment was meant for the Clapton song that usually follows this classical piece. I'm pretty sure there are no saxophone solos in Beethoven's work. 
 

skyguy wrote:

Sax-a-ma-phone.....
 

lemmoth
(NYC)
Posted: Jun 11, 2015 14:22
 

This guy Beethoven has a real future in music.

Wasn't he in one of those early boy groups back in the day. 
steeler
(Perched on the precipice of the cauldron of truth)
Posted: Jun 11, 2015 14:22
 

How does one rate this as sucko-barfo? 28 did.
skyguy
(CO)
Posted: Jun 11, 2015 14:19
 


Sax-a-ma-phone.....

MentalWedgie
(Canada)
Posted: Jun 11, 2015 14:18
 

 gumby wrote:

Remember Tom&Jerry?

 
Bugs was my introduction to Classical music. For that, I am grateful.
gumby
(Slovenia)
Posted: May 10, 2015 23:52
 

 clelaed wrote:
Remember Bugs Bunn y?

 
Remember Tom&Jerry?
Pedro1874
(Newton-le-Willows, England)
Posted: May 10, 2015 23:52
 

From SRV to LVB.  ONLY on RP - Thanks Bill and Rebecca {#Clap}
Emwolb
(NJ)
Posted: Apr 09, 2015 5:36
 

 marktberry wrote:
"Nothing like a little Ludwig Van, oh, my droogies."

 
Thank God for Clockwork Orange....gave me a huge kickstart in appreciation of classical music