Saturday, February 7, 2009

transcendent moment

Ode to Joy, conducted by Leonard Bernstein.

This piece leaves me dizzy and gasping for breath it is so beautiful.

Fast forward to about 3:40 to see the performance...for a commentary laden with superlatives, watch from the beginning...but if anyone wants to make an argument that the 9th is as close to a Universal piece of music that has ever been written, I guess Bernstein would be the man. Ascot and all.