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Beethoven’s 5th & 9th

Beethoven’s 5th & 9th
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“We shall never make head or tale of the Ninth Symphony until we treat it as a law unto itself.” (D.F. Tovey, 1925). A Rhode Island newspaper was quoted in The Orchestra (London, 1868), stating that the orchestral part “appeared to be made up of the strange, the ludicrous, the abrupt, the ferocious, and the […]

“Applaud My Friends. The Comedy Is Over.”

“Applaud My Friends. The Comedy Is Over.”

The above quote is supposedly a statement by Ludwig von Beethoven from his deathbed. The Pasadena Master Chorale would say that the entertainment is far from over. Sunday, January 9th, PMC joins with the L.A. Daiku to perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. From the PMC press release, some fascinating facts: “In Japan, the word ‘daiku’ or […]


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