Happy 233rd Birthday Beethoven

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  1. Dennis Nicholls

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    It's as good a reason to celebrate as one can find.
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    I can only imagine what the audience thought when they heard the premier performance of the Eroica symphony.
     
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    Hey cool Beethoven and I share the same birthday(well not the year obviously)
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    Dennis,
    Check out the Pentatone Beethoven SACDs. They are superb. A good way to celebrate the birthday. [​IMG]
     
  5. Dennis Nicholls

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    My Beethoven SACD collection is rather short at present: the Szell 3rd, the Walter 6th, and the Klieber 5th and 7th. Here's to the promised 1964 Herbey and the Berlin Boys SACD set. Who's on Pentatone? Amazon only lists a 1st and 2nd with Marriner.
     
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    He doesn't look a day over 215 years old...:b
     
  7. Dennis Nicholls

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    And it's now happy 236th birthday for Ludwig. [​IMG]
     
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    And it's now happy 237 for Ludwig. He doesn't look a day over 40. [​IMG]
     
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    Perfect timing on that 60-disc set from Amazon. [​IMG]
     
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    238. [​IMG]
     
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    238?

    Man, they grow up so fast.
     
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    Back in the early 1970s, I bought the Beethoven Bicentennial Collection, a massive LP set that at that time included every known and extant work of Beethoven. We still use some of them for listening and for teaching purposes in our home. This collection must have been quite an effort at the time. [​IMG]
    Here is an image of what part of the set looks like:
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    Beethoven Bicentennial Collection Complete LP vinyl
     
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    Next year let's all chip in and get Ludwig a hearing aid.
     
  14. Dennis Nicholls

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    Happy 243rd birthday.
     
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    Back when we had a commercial classical music channel here in Houston (KLEF), they used to play all the symphonies on Beethoven's birthday as a celebration known as the Beethova-thon. Each symphony would be a version by a different conductor. I remember listening back in the late 70's and hearing Carlos Kleiber's 5th for the first time. It was a great way to be exposed to new and varied versions of the immortal nine symphonies.
     
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    :D

    I don't know how I've missed this thread over the years...

    Personally, I love an active ten year old thread with just 15 replies!

    But at least twice today, someone has asked me the date and I've responded, "December 16th. Beethoven's birthday."

    Why did I do that? Because I was an avid reader of the Peanuts comic strip when I was young. And the date made quite an impression on me.

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    Happy Birthday Beethoven
     
  18. Dennis Nicholls

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    I don't know if one in a hundred Peanuts readers got this joke.

    Beethoven loved bad puns. His violin concerto is dedicated:
    which translates as "concerto with clemency for clement", Clement being his violin virtuoso friend to whom the concerto is dedicated. It not only is a pun in Italian but also in English.
     
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    To celebrate, on Sunday night I watched the DVD of Karajan conducting the BPO in symphonies 4 & 5. Tonight I watched the Blu-rays of Thielemann conducting the VPO in 1, 2, 7 & 8. Can't ever have too much Beethoven.
     
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