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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Sunday New Year’s Eve

Sunday New Year’s Eve

Welcome to New Year’s Eve. A time to reflect and a time to look forward. How exciting!

Today I thought I’d talk about an interesting fact: In World War I, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony was played by German POW’s in Japan to pass the time. It is now a beloved Japanese tradition to perform it every New Year’s. https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/classical-music/how-world-war-i-made-beethovens-ninth-a-japanese-new-year-tradition/
This symphony contains the famous Ode to Joy that most of you will recognize.

For all the details on this interesting New Year’s fact, check out the above link.

Have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve!

From the Big Blue Book of Ballet Secrets
Secret #:
“Beethoven’s 9th Symphony was introduced to Japan by German POWs in WWI (who played it for them), and it is now a national tradition to perform it every New Year’s.”

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