Ludwig Van Beethoven-Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, II. Allegretto

The second movement of Beethoven's seventh symphony is an aural assault from a madman who was losing the one thing he held most dear, his hearing. He wages a war against his pain, his anger, and his sorrow with an army of shivering violins, a squadron of mournful woodwinds, and tumbling drums that beat somewhere on the horizon. Its beautiful, its powerful, and its tragic that the man who created this masterpiece, couldn't enjoy listening to it.

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92, II. Allegretto.mp3


fisherdm said...

Bravo. Excellent selection, glad to see flockalone branching out.

Was this post Kubrick-inspired?

By far, the most listened to movement of any of his symphonies on my end.

Blaquin Phoenix said...

I read Clockwork Orange before I saw the movie (this is way back), so my interest was piqued about Beethoven; then i saw the movie and everything changed for me. I used to completely ignore orchestral/classical music before all this and the movie opened up my brain because Kubrick brought burgess's words to life. In my opinion, its one of the few instances where the movie supercedes the book it was based on. I dont think im alone. It sounds blasphemous obviously, but if you google "clockwork orange", the first thing that comes up is a wiki of the film. Maybe that says something. in my opinion, Kubick makes Burgess's points, better then Burgess does.

I too, love this piece specifically, its powerful music.

Anonymous said...

when you listen to this as mp3 (¿even on the labtop speakers?) you gonna miss an important part of what once was meant to be a musical experience ...