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This too is Groundhog Day

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This is getting ridiculous - now, only ONE video per post

Last Thursday, I put together a montage for Groundhog Day, and the music of shadows.

However, Groundhog Day has come to mean something entirely different in recent years. No, it has nothing to do with groundhogs predicting a shorter or longer winter, but rather has to do with, well... why explain when I can show you:

Yes, the 1993 classic film starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell.

In the spirit of that Groundhog Day, I thiought it would be appropriate to have a do-over of one of our past music montages - actually a montage I first concocted on September 30th of last year.

So, let me call this our "Three E's in Beethoven" Groundhog Day. This gives me a chance to tick the box on our ongoing Beethoven Project on YouTube where we have been stockpiling all nine Beethoven symphonies and notable major works.

There are three “E” in Beethoven (haven’t you noticed?) [Today, they] stand for three major Beethoven works that begin with the letter E, and all three seem to share something in common: Beethoven’s political views and outrage towards tyranny and his change of heart with respect to Napoleon.

Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)

Overture to Egmont, op. 84
Lorin Maazel conducts the New-York Philharmonic

Pinao Concerto no. 5 in E Flat Major, op. 73 (Emperor)
Glenn Gould and the Toronto Symphony under Karel Ancerl
[Complete Performance]

Symphony no. 3, in EFlat Major, op. 55 (Eroica)
Wilhelm Furtwangler conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker
[Complete Performance]

Happy Listening!

February 10, 2012, "I Think You Will Love This Music Too" will be adding a new montage "This & That" to its Pod-O-Matic Podcast. Read our English and French commentary February 10 on the ITYWLTMT Blogspot blog.

Updated Feb-07-2012 at 11:34 by itywltmt

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