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Many years ago my friend Mike from Albany gave me a picture of himself with the Beethoven painting I gave him as a gift in the summer of 1978. I actually forgot that I had done that painting and it was like meeting an old friend again when he gave me this photograph. Then I forgot about the photograph, until yesterday, when I looked for the old photo of the Little Girl – see in post below.

So here it is:

Mike and the Forgotten Beethoven

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This is my favorite piece of music of all time.

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony is known as one of┬áthe greatest compositions ever. And the 3rd movement, in my opinion, is one of the most enormous, most beautiful works of art that humanity has ever produced.

It contrasts sharply with the other movements of the 9th, which are for the most part much more famous and recognizable, even in popular culture.

When I was 16 years old I first listened to this piece and it brought tears to my eyes and chills to my spine.

I am 60 now, and it still has the same effect.

 

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