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Postby Shapley » Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:26 pm

Every year, my wife talks about having a Christmas party, and every year we decide not to, because of conflicts with all of the holiday events going on at that time.

I think I'll try to talk her into having a Beethoven's Day party next year, instead. We can put some Beethoven on the CD player (unless we can find a string quartet that'll work real cheap :D ), and have a Beethoven theme. Maybe even buy a couple of Beethoven Sweatshirts to wear. Beethoven's Day is on a Sunday next year, so that'll make scheduling easier.

I somehow don't think she'll go for it, but it's worth a try.

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Postby Catmando » Tue Dec 12, 2006 1:34 pm

Shapley wrote:We can put some Beethoven on the CD player (unless we can find a string quartet that'll work real cheap :D ), and have a Beethoven theme. V/R Shapley


I've already discussed with my girlfriend (my partner I guess I should call her now) that I'd like a string quartet playing at our wedding, and she likes the idea. :)
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Postby Shapley » Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:12 am

Only three more shopping days 'til Beethoven's birthday!
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Wed Dec 13, 2006 10:18 am

Shapley wrote:Only three more shopping days 'til Beethoven's birthday!


B.com should have an ALL Beethoven day on his B-Day!!!!
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Postby Shapley » Thu Dec 14, 2006 2:09 pm

Only 1 1/2 more shopping days 'til Beethoven's birthday!
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Postby Schmeelkie » Thu Dec 14, 2006 3:12 pm

I seem to remember that Copying Beethoven was released here at our local 'alternative' movie theater (The Little) - we're lucky to have it here in Rochester - a relatively small market. I'm unlikely to be running off to the movies anytime soon - what with new baby...
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Postby violinist4ever » Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:02 pm

Maybe I'm wrong and it was released in the US, but I don't remember hearing about it...not even in any music classes. If it was released, I don't know how I missed that! It's not playing now either.... :?
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Postby Shapley » Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:27 pm

I went to the theatrical site, and looked for showings in my area. No good. So I tried a few largers cities: San Diego - no. Chicago - no. Hartford, CT - no. Washington D.C., yes - it is playing at the following:

AMC Loews Shirlington
2772 South Randolph Street
Arlington, VA 22206 Map
4:40pm | 7:40pm | 9:50pm

Landmark Bethesda Row Cinema
7235 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814 Map
1:45pm | 4:15pm | 7:00pm | 9:35pm

Cinema Arts Centre Cinema Arts Theatre
9650 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031 Map
9:45am | 12:15pm | 2:30pm | 4:50pm | 7:10pm | 9:15pm

I didn't look any further, perhaps you can look for a city near you.
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Postby barfle » Thu Dec 14, 2006 6:12 pm

Hmmm, the one in Faifax is very close, and the one in Arlington I could get to on Metro.
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Postby navneeth » Fri Dec 15, 2006 1:03 am

In that case, I'd look no further than the nearest torrent site. :twisted:
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Postby Shapley » Fri Dec 15, 2006 9:01 am

Only 1 more shopping day 'til Beethoven's Birthday!
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:37 am

Shapley,

I think B.com should play Beethoven ALL Day on his B-Day!

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Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Dec 15, 2006 10:57 am

Beethoven 6th 2nd movement is now playing!!!

This has to be one of the most beautiful movements ever written.
IMHO

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Postby Catmando » Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:52 pm

Trumpetmaster wrote:Beethoven 6th 2nd movement is now playing!!!

This has to be one of the most beautiful movements ever written.
IMHO

:mrgreen:


The 1st 2 movements of that symphony are wonderfully peaceful!
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Postby Shapley » Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:55 pm

I have to leave shortly to attend the opening ceremonies of the Beethoven's Day Fair. Okay, okay, it's really a Christmas Party, but I can dream, can't I?

Anyway. A Happy and Joyous Beethoven's Day to all of you!
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:58 pm

Shapley wrote:I have to leave shortly to attend the opening ceremonies of the Beethoven's Day Fair. Okay, okay, it's really a Christmas Party, but I can dream, can't I?

Anyway. A Happy and Joyous Beethoven's Day to all of you!



Ditto!
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Postby Trumpetmaster » Fri Dec 15, 2006 3:59 pm

Catmando wrote:
Trumpetmaster wrote:Beethoven 6th 2nd movement is now playing!!!

This has to be one of the most beautiful movements ever written.
IMHO

:mrgreen:


The 1st 2 movements of that symphony are wonderfully peaceful!



Cat,
to me.... all you do is close your eyes.... and you are in heaven!!!!
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Postby Shapley » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:16 am

I watched the movie last night. It's not a great movie, but it's a good movie. The film is primarily about Beethoven's late works, and his struggle to seperate music from structure. The copyist, Anna, is the person to whom he confides these throughts, as she seems to him to be the only one capable of understanding them. Ed Harris does a decent job of portraying Beethoven, at least as I've always pictured him to have been.

Apparently, the film is historically innacurate, but I don't pretend enough to know about Beethoven's life to say for sure. It does, at times, seem as if they forget that Beethoven was deaf, as he sometimes coverses with people with no difficulty. At other times they focus on his hearing loss. He does not appear to be completely deaf in the film, although it is my understanding that he was at the time portrayed.

I dusted off my copy of Schonberg's Lives of the Great Composers, and compared his thoughts on the Beethoven's late works to the movie, and they seem in agreement.

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Postby Catmando » Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:39 am

Thanks for sharing that Shap. I think I will rent this for Saturday evening.

I'm also interested in getting that book you referred to. :D

Currently, I'm reading an old book on Robert Schumann.
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Postby Shapley » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:00 am

Here is a link to the version of the book that I have, from B&N. I think it is available in paperback, as well.

I've never sat down and tried reading the whole thing, but I like to refer to it when listening to works by various composers. I think it is an excellent reference book.

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