Posts Tagged ‘Beethoven’


New Thoughts

June 6, 2011

Honestly, I don’t listen to any music these days. I know it’s pathetic because I WRITE about music (duh!) but seriously, I have no time for it. But then again, I ask myself: is this an excuse?

The answer is YES. It is an excuse. Why would I not have time to listen to a little bit of music when I have time to talk to my friends on the phone or do internet shopping?

I feel like I’m missing out a lot these days… haha I’m just complaining right now because I have so much workload and it’s almost finals. Seriously, even though finals are coming my way, I should relax myself and listen to some music. I think it’ll do me some good.

Mozart with his sweet, innocent tunes and Beethoven with his majesty…. and Bach with his originality and Debussy with his dreams… Chopin with his intricate notes and Tchaikovsky with dainty little melodies…. I miss them all.

Sometimes in life I feel like I should lay down everything and just have a little bit of time to look back. And that’s exactly what I need right now… with a little bit of classical music.


The Life of Beethoven

December 4, 2010

This is Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor. Listen for a while.

Tragic? and sad? Yes, those emotions should be in this piece, because Beethoven composed it. His life was full of difficulties, expressed very well through all his music. He lost his hearing, which was an unimaginable loss for an ingenious musician like him. Also, he was a very, very aggressive man, known to have quick temper.

He mostly composed his music in minor chords. It somehow conveys his difficulties in life. You may think he is just a bad-tempered man, but actually, there is so much more than that in him. His music has depth that even Mozart’s music does not have. Although he was not born with innate talents as Mozart, he was a very, very hard-working person and strived for the best music he could produce. As a result, his music reveals all his efforts through its depth.

This piece may seem tragic. Well, it is. It shows his distress. However, from time to time, you could also hear soft melodies that are very emotionally touching. This makes me think that although he was an aggressive man outside, he might have had a soft side inside him that he could only reveal through his music. He was really living his life in music; it was only through his creation that he could truly unveil himself and be who he really was.

This song is such a masterpiece that truly shows that aspect. Listen…

Ohh.. it is just too beautiful to be true. It almost makes me cry every time I listen to it. Was this really him? The one oppressed behind his own strong character? So deeply touching… and again, the depth in his music makes people more engaged. In a way, his music contains philosophies. It makes you look back at your life and wonder deeply.

His effort was so sincere that even after he became deaf he never stopped his music. Never. Even in his deathbed. Ahh… every time I listen to his music I remind myself of his effort and it brings up deep respect from the bottom of my heart. ❤