Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Ode to Joy

Hmm.. I didn't expect to posting any Beethoven, but I've always liked this theme, it brings out the European in me, and I couldn't resist this:

I wonder what Ludvig would make of Beaker's antics? "To Joy" (or, An die Freude in it's original German) is a poem Friedrich Schiller wrote in 1785. Beethoven of course famously set it to music in the final movement of his Ninth Symphony in 1824. The European Union adopted "Ode to Joy" as it's official anthem in 1985.

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