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Monday, December 15, 2008

Beethoven's Ninth 

I just listened to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. There is something about this piece of music that I absolutely love and, for some reason that I can never quite establish, it almost makes me cry whenever I hear it.

I was privileged to hear David and the chorus sing this a few years ago at the First Night of the Proms.

I listened to a version of it on my iPod and when I got to the choral piece in the fourth and final movement I turned the volume way up. Possibly not the best of ideas at work. I don't think anyone heard (my headphones are very good) but there was a risk that people would have noticed my watery eyes.

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