An ode to joy : a season of grief

Beethoven's Ninth in Bailey Hall the other evening, April 20, ending in an instant standing ovation by a clearly enchanted audience, was an unforgettable experience. And, like all such truly extraordinary events that are
Beethoven's Ninth in Bailey Hall the other evening, April 20, ending in an instant standing ovation by a clearly enchanted audience, was an unforgettable experience. And, like all such truly extraordinary events that are marked not only by artistic merit, but draw their power from the circumstances surrounding their creation or performance, it recalled others and enhanced their significance. I was reminded of a stellar performance on Christmas Day of 1989, only weeks after the unexpected fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, that haunting date in German history. Few people believed it would ever happen. But now, suddenly, reunification in justice and freedom, as the truncated old national anthem phrases it, was within reach.
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Author:Herbert Deinert
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-1147316
Document Type:Working Paper
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2010/02/02
Year of first Publication:2007
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2010/02/02
SWD-Keyword:Beethoven; Deutschland <DDR> / Revolution <1989>; Friedrich ; Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; Ludwig van ; Schiller
Note:
Herbert Deinert (Professor of German Studies, Emeritus) Department of German Studies, Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853. Zusätzliches Material findet sich unter: http://courses.cit.cornell.edu/hd11/ 
Source:http://courses.cit.cornell.edu/hd11/BeethovenIX.html ; (in:) The Cornell Daily Sun, May 2, 2007
HeBIS PPN:223652180
Dewey Decimal Classification:800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:GiNDok
Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
BDSL-Classification:BDSL-Klassifikation: 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.08.00 Poetik > 03.08.04 Dichtung und Musik
BDSL-Klassifikation: 13.00.00 Goethezeit > 13.14.00 Zu einzelnen Autoren
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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