Saturday, December 22, 2012

Number 9

No, I'm not referring to Revolution 9 by the Beatles. 

The fourth movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 is performed throughout Japan every December and was even featured at the Winter Olympics of 1998 in Nagano (see this post from two years ago).

WHY is this music such a hit with the Japanese?  Last year, CBS made this report:

Long time favorite of mine, too. In fact, maybe I'll name my next Lido "Ode to Joy".  (nah)

Happy Holidays.

Until next, sweet sailing.

1 comment:

Baydog said...

Love it, always have loved it, and always will love it. I grew up with it in my house, I never had the choice to listen or not, and I never had a problem with that. Did I say that I love it?