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["Beethoven: Symphony No.3 In E Flat, Op.55 -"Eroica" - 2. Marcia funebre (Adagio assai)" -- i.e., 2nd movement of symphony no. 3, circa 1803-1804; here with Herbert von Karajan.]
Note. I actually like the Klemperer and Bernstein versions better, but I wanted a YT video which had the single movement of the symphony.
Scraps for an Idle Sunday Evening
Nature, the heart, and the spirit can have done its part in teaching him music, but who or what could teach him how to be Beethoven (and what that implied)?
Fame came time in form of a great crowd, but which later became embarrassment to him and that he couldn't shake off or get rid of.
A certain amount of foolish, immoral appeasement is necessary to garner fame in the and this world; though granted for some it is more, for others less.
Whatever can be thought (and I do mean ANYTHING) can be transformed by thought.
People who don't listen to right reason, whether they know it or not, end up listening instead to persons pretending to be gods.
Is she, he, or I more virtuous, just and fair-dealing than God, the best of all judges?
There is a true heaven above, but below that also a fake one in the sky as well.
My dream is to live with people who behave themselves (at least on a most basic level), are fundamentally honest, and make some kind of sense.
Context undeniably furnishes value and meaning. But what exactly is context and what kinds of context are there?
Who is it that says: "Don't worry, God will pick up the tab. And if he doesn't, well, you obviously deserve what you are going through anyway."
* He takes ten dollars, and somewhere along the way gives you back one, and you are given to think what a nice guy he is after all.
* He expects to be the one to tell you how to live, but being the criminal that he is doesn't know how to live himself.
* He ruins his own life and, as likely as not, will end up going to hell; when all he ever had to do (and didn't) was mind his own business.
* He is sunk so far down that I would not risk the embarrassment of being associated with by criticizing him by name.