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Beethoven the Radical .

Posted on January 20, 2013 at 8:55am 11 Comments

Approximately one week ago , there was a discussion regarding the influence of music on atheism . Many commented on music they felt was important and meaningful . The vast majority of postings regarded popular music and groups . Apart from myself , however , there were only two very brief mentions regarding a composer , without which , todays' popular music would not have been possible . I'm referring , of course , to Ludwig Van Beethoven. A man who singlehandedly freed music from the bonds of… Continue

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At 3:58am on May 22, 2013, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks for the add Ray. I like you level of tolerance for the religiously minded statements that some members make!! I don't suffer them either.

At 7:14am on May 21, 2013, Unseen said…

Thanks for friending me. How's it going?

At 1:18pm on May 19, 2013, Pope Beanie said…

Nice. His 9th, climaxing with Ode to Joy still gives me goosebumps. To me, it's such a special piece that I reserve listening to it for only special occasions.

Which, by the way, impresses me as an atheist. I'm forced to conclude that such yearnings and creativity result from a primal need to connect ourselves with each other, and with the world, in order to understand and affect each other and the world. Beethoven did that.


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