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    Thumbs up Beethoven's Ninth

    Im in love with Beethoven's symphonies now.....hehe...I blame this special concert...:

    HONOLULU SYMPHONY PRESENTS
    Friday, December 29, 2006/ 7:30pm
    Blaisdell Concert Hall

    Joann Falletta, conductor

    Lea Woods Friedman, soprano
    Georgine Stark, mezzo-soprano
    Erik Haines, tenor
    Leslie "Buz" Tennent, bass
    Honolulu Symphony Chorus

    VERDI, GIUSEPPE Hymn of the Nations(Inno delle nazioni
    INTERMISSION
    BEETHOVEN, LUDWIG VAN Symphony No. 9 in D minor, op.125


    This was actually my first time listening to his ninth symphony..I've only listened to his fifth symphony. I liked the first movement....it sounded so majestic...I also liked the second movement, it was moving and playful....Didn't like the third movement-_- ...hehe...BUT..I REALLY enjoyed the 4th/ last movement! I was expecting a grand finale..and Beethoven did deliver it...I felt like I was in heaven ....
    This truly made my night....It was actually my favorite Christmas and B-day Gift ever!B)
    I also have the scores for all his nine symphonies now..trying to "internalize" them now
    " 'Penitence!'
    'No!'
    'Penitence!'
    'No!'
    'Penitence!'
    'No!'
    'Yes!'
    'Nooooooooooo!' [Dragged down into Hell]
    - Act two: Finale of Mozart's "Don Giovanni"

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    Jon Leifs, the Icelandic most succecful composer so far was ispired on his 17 by the Beethovens 9th after only reading his scores(Iceland didn't had an orchestra barely a radio - the year was 1916) and he claimed of feeling perfection to his spirit when the Allen menchen werden burcher and thougt everyone who were a MAN whould with the 9th become brothers.(Just like the lyric said, if you don't speak Deutch)

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    Joann Falletta, conductor

    seems to me that she is getting around! it's always interesting to watch her conduct the Buffalo Philharmonic. I'm not sure I like her style, but it gets the job done. This was incredibly off-topic but...

    Beethoven is incredibe. I've fallen in love with his 7th Symphony lately. The 3rd and 4th movements are amazing.

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    hlolli and Celloprincess, thanks for your replies!=)

    Celloprincess, I have to agree with you about Maestra Falleta's conducting style...At the concert..I felt something was lacking...as if she was holding something back(Hope i didn't offend anybody)...Nonetheless,it was an overall good performance with the conductor, soloist singers, and the orchestra!=)
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    " 'Penitence!'
    'No!'
    'Penitence!'
    'No!'
    'Penitence!'
    'No!'
    'Yes!'
    'Nooooooooooo!' [Dragged down into Hell]
    - Act two: Finale of Mozart's "Don Giovanni"

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