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Happy 233rd Birthday Beethoven


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#1 of 20 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted December 16 2003 - 10:31 AM

It's as good a reason to celebrate as one can find.



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#2 of 20 OFFLINE   Seth--L

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Posted December 16 2003 - 01:17 PM





Check this book out;

Lexicon of Musical Invective: Critical Assaults on Composers Since Beethoven's Time

by Nicolas Slonimsky
Well - There it is.
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#3 of 20 OFFLINE   Dave Bennett

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Posted December 16 2003 - 01:55 PM

Hey cool Beethoven and I share the same birthday(well not the year obviously)

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#4 of 20 OFFLINE   Lee Scoggins

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Posted December 16 2003 - 03:25 PM

Dennis,



Check out the Pentatone Beethoven SACDs. They are superb. A good way to celebrate the birthday. Posted Image
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#5 of 20 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted December 16 2003 - 04:00 PM

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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#6 of 20 OFFLINE   Chuck L

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Posted December 18 2003 - 09:37 AM

He doesn't look a day over 215 years old...:b

#7 of 20 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted December 16 2006 - 07:19 AM

And it's now happy 236th birthday for Ludwig. Posted Image
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#8 of 20 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted December 16 2007 - 12:39 PM

And it's now happy 237 for Ludwig. He doesn't look a day over 40. Posted Image
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Posted December 17 2007 - 09:04 AM

Perfect timing on that 60-disc set from Amazon. Posted Image
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#10 of 20 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted December 16 2008 - 07:07 AM

238. Posted Image
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Posted December 16 2008 - 09:23 AM

238? Man, they grow up so fast.

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Posted December 16 2008 - 10:13 AM

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. Posted Image

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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Posted December 29 2008 - 06:02 PM

Next year let's all chip in and get Ludwig a hearing aid.
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#14 of 20 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted December 16 2013 - 09:32 AM

Happy 243rd birthday.


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#15 of 20 OFFLINE   David_B_K

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Posted December 16 2013 - 12:51 PM

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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Posted December 16 2013 - 01:18 PM

:biggrin:

 

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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Posted December 16 2013 - 03:47 PM

Happy Birthday Beethoven

#18 of 20 OFFLINE   Dennis Nicholls

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Posted December 16 2013 - 06:56 PM

 

AAAUGHHH!

 

Nicht diese Töne! 

 

 

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

 

Beethoven loved bad puns.  His violin concerto is dedicated:

 

Concerto par Clemenza pour Clement

 

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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#19 of 20 OFFLINE   David_B_K

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Posted December 16 2013 - 08:11 PM

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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Posted December 16 2013 - 08:25 PM

Speaking of which(I have the "entire" set)...

 

I plan on playing this with the Elite SC79 before I box it up by Friday...

http://www.amazon.co...audio barenboim






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