Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Night Can Last Only So Long

Political significance has attached to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Leonard Bernstein conducted a version of the 9th in Berlin, with "Freiheit" ("Freedom") replacing "Freude" ("Joy"), to celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall during Christmas 1989.

1 comment:

Gary Freedman said...

From darker days--

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yqff1F0Ijn0

Speaking metaphorically, the Jew has the final say.