Ode to Joy

From Immortal Beloved, the movie.  If you haven’t seen it, you must.  This is my favorite clip.  Perfect for this time of year.  Or any time of year.

To think that Beethoven was deaf when he composed such exquisite music!  I can’t get over that.

[Post image: Gary Oldman as Ludwig van Beethoven in Immortal Beloved]


  1. Sylvia
    Dec 22, 2011

    Thanks for sharing Elissa. I have a CD that Steven recorded where he was playing 3 trumpet parts to Ode to Joy. He was really a good trumpet player.

    • Elissa
      Dec 22, 2011

      Oh, that would be a treasure to have, Sylvia! I wish I could hear it…xo

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Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books written in a foreign language. Do not now look for the answers. They cannot now be given to you because you could not live them. It is a question of experiencing everything. At present you need to live the question. Perhaps you will gradually, without even noticing it, find yourself experiencing the answer, some distant day.
--Rainer Maria Rilke in Letters to a Young Poet

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