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Old 08-10-2017, 12:40 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by yolhanson View Post
Hi, all.
A couple of years ago I posted that I was struggling with the 9th Symphony. It seemed to be a rambling thing in search of a home.

Well, the penny has dropped.
The Ninth is hard going when you first hear it. Most people come to it with the "Ode to Joy" in mind and are confronted with this stark and "tuneless" opening movement. But when - as you say, the penny drops - it can be a tremendous experience.
Somebody once said "Beethoven always asks you to wait" and it's one of my favourite quotations about the man.
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