Thursday, December 16, 2010
Happy birthday Beethoven
Ludwig van Beethoven (16 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a shear genius. He was baptized a day after his birthday. He didn't seem to carry religion though, but was inspired by nature. The 6th and 9th symphonies are wonderful examples of that.
Beethoven's 5th and 9th symphonies are deservedly his most well known but I particularly enjoy the subtleties of his 7th. Here conducted by the best Herbert Von Karajan.