QUESTION; Would love of Classical Music make someone a "highbrow"? we don't think so . . . actually . . given the choice . . . one might rather be a "Redneck". At least that way you get a shotgun and a truck!
Let's face it. The Turntable has been lax in presenting all the genres that might be pleasing to the masses IE; 16 Coachmen . . . One or two of whom love Classical music. You know who you are Tom, Jerry . . . but we won't tell.
This week we'll break tradition and play something "Classical". Something we can all "Love". It's most certainly classical (Beethoven no less) but choreographed and sung by Japanese. In this "Stadium size" Opera House there is no room for an audience.
"Ode to Joy" is tendered by 10,000 participants each with an important part to play. The program is magnificent!!!
We feel that this concert this is every bit as good as a John Denver concert!!!
Would'nt you agree Sharon? . . . Sharon? Sorry . . . Sharon might have just passed out.
This is a rather long selection so we've limited the TT to only one selection this week.
10000 singing Beethoven – Japan Posted on March 24, 2012 by Mare Cromwell
“The performance of “Daiku”, “The Ninth”, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with 10000 (amateur) chorus singers is a Japanese highlight every year in the end of December. Here is the last movement, recorded at the 2011 concert in Osaka, this year dedicated especially to the memory of the victims of the disastrous tsunami in March.”
Absolutely amazing. I would love to know more of the details behind how this performance is organized. Could they have all practiced together? I rather doubt that. And then there is the question of where is the audience? Only on TV? On the far side of the arena? (youtube review)
Till Next Week