Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Now For Something Completely Different

Hat Tip: My nephew Stephen in Houston, a great American and lover of classical music.

You may have seen this video already, but it is always nice to see again.  It is a flash mob in Sabadell, Spain made by the Banco Sabadell to celebrate their 130th anniversary and bring glory to their city.  They entitle it "som Sabadell"  meaning "we are Sabadell."

The one thing I love about this, it proves that classical music is not only everlasting, it is universal. This could have been the same scene held in Moscow, Paris, Rome, Houston, Tel Aviv, and any city in the world. All music speaks with one voice, but it is the great classical music of the masters that grabs the attention of the entire world.  While the world may be changing in culture and style [for the better or worse], the love of classical music will never become a dinosaur.

The music is the "Ode to Joy" theme from the fourth movement of  Beethoven's 9th Symphony in D minor [choral]:

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