Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Leonard Bernstein: Beethoven's Ode to Joy

Symphony No. 9 in D minor: Choral, Op. 125: Final Movement
This video is self-explanatory and needs no introduction other than noting that it is Leonard Bernstein, after a brief introduction on Beethoven's magnificent work,  performing with the Vienna Philharmonic and  Beethoven's Ode to Joy. 

For those interested in the lyrics, taken from Schiller, you can find them here in both the German original and in English translation. Enjoy.