Friday, March 16, 2012

Beethoven for St. Patrick's Day

It may surprise many to learn that Beethoven--while he was no Pete Seeger--also spent a good deal of time writing or adapting "folks songs" from many lands, including Ireland.  So here is a selection of a few.  Don't miss the second one, the great "Massacre at Glencoe." It's actually a famous incident in Scotland but Ludwig included it in his Irish cycle.

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