CLASSICAL OPUS no.55

Ludwig van Beethoven: “Für Elise”

ルートヴィヒ・ヴァン・ベートーヴェン:「エリーゼのために」

 

TIME COMMITMENT: 4 minutes

Elemental and full of contrasts – programmatic but passionate, iconic in form and yet epicurean in appetite – this canon of piano teaching has also gained a (largely superfluous) orchestral version.  What’s more unexpected is that “Für Elise” was this radical innovator’s mid-period piece.  If dated properly, it underscores the composer’s dizzying versatility – coinciding with his heroic pieces and the gradual loss of hearing.

 

MUSIC

 

INFO

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%BCr_Elise

 

A REFLECTION

Like the stamen inside a flower

The steeple stands in lovely blue

And the day unfolds around its needle;

The flock of swallows that circles the steeple

Flies there each day through the same blue air

That carries their cries from me to you.

 

Friedrich Hölderlin: “Lovely Blue”

 

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