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Shapley wrote:I have a busy weekend, with Christmas parties and my wife's graduation exercises. If I don't make it back to the board before Sunday, I wish you all a very happy Beethoven's day.
piqaboo wrote:Shap, what kind of exercises must your wife do, to be graduated?
Jump thru hoops?
Shapley wrote:piqaboo wrote:Shap, what kind of exercises must your wife do, to be graduated?
Jump thru hoops?
I call them 'exercises', most call them ceremonies. Processions, cap & gown, speeches, handshakes and a diploma. It ain't jumping through hoops, but it's similar.
Anyway, she has now received her Batchelor of Science in Business Administration degree. I'm very proud of her.
Shapley wrote:She'll be surprised to know that her accomplishments have been noted as far away as India.
Shapley wrote:The weather isn't looking good for this years Beethoven's Day parade. They are calling for ice and snow and all sorts of nastiness. To bad, I know the kids look forward to all of the Beethoven Day celebrations. At least the Beethoven's Day sales should give the economy a boost, unless the weather forces the shoppers to stay home.
We'll probably have a quiet Beethoven's Eve at home, at least I'm hoping so.
Wishing you all a joyous Beethoven's Day! Enjoy a glass of wine while listening to your favourite Beethoven symphony tonight.
The Fifth Symphony was premiered on December 22, 1808 at a mammoth concert at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna consisting entirely of Beethoven premieres, and directed by Beethoven himself. The performance took more than four hours. The two symphonies appeared on the program in the reverse order of what we know them today: the Sixth was first, and the Fifth appeared in the second half. The program was as follows:
* the Sixth Symphony
* Aria: "Ah, perfido", Op. 65
* The Gloria movement of the Mass in C Major
* the Fourth Piano Concerto (played by Beethoven himself)
* the Fifth Symphony
* the Sanctus and Benedictus movements of the C Major Mass
* a solo piano improvisation played by Beethoven
* the Choral Fantasy
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