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Friday, July 26, 2013

A 'Wooden' Version of Beethoven's Ninth

NPR music linked to this today, even though uploaded two years ago, so I will do the same.  As we explore in our Journeys with Beethoven book, the Japanese are uniquely obsessed with his 9th symphony and every December thousands gather to play and sing the "Ode to Joy" all over the country.  But here's something unique:  making 167 theramins inside those Russian wooden dolls "sing" it.  Has to be seen and heard to be believed:

1 comment:

john_m_burt said...

Always a favorite of mine, whatever instruments are in use.