Saturday, 10 December 2011

A CONTEMPLATIVE SATURDAY


“That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.” - Edgar Allan

A time to sit and contemplate today: Sickness, health, life, death, the universe and everything. What better to do it with than the sublime sounds of Beethoven’s music? Here is the Symphony 9, third movement, Adagio molto e cantabile, played by the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Leonard Bernstein said of this piece that it is the most perfect slow movement in any symphony… Listen, enjoy and contemplate!

3 comments:

  1. I watched 'Magic Flute 2006' today. Brilliantly done, Branagh!

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  2. How amazingly beautiful! Definitely had me stop in my tracks to listen and contemplate!

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