Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bernstein, Beethoven, Berlin

One of the most famous LvB concerts of all-time took place in 1989, and I can only be referring to the monumental affair in Germany, led by Leonard Bernstein, that marked the fall of the Berlin Wall, with lyrics of "Ode to Joy" changed to "Ode to Freedom."    Of course, such uses of The Ninth are a mjaor theme in our new Journeys With Beethoven book.  Here are a few brief highlights--the whole concert can be found at YouTube, on DVD, CD,  etc.

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