Apr 26, 2018
This week on Sticky Notes, we're exploring the 3rd and 4th movements of Beethoven's monumental 9th symphony. First, we'll talk about the heartfelt chorale and variations of the third movement. Then we'll go moment by moment through the well-loved but highly controversial last movement, both talking about the unusual structure of the movement and the music in the context of Beethoven's highly personal religious and political views. (31:15) What does the Ode to Joy mean today and what was Beethoven trying to tell us? Thanks for listening!