Thursday, May 2, 2013

Friday Flash 55.....

.........................The 9ths Premiere.........................

Years in the making. THIS was Ludwig's Masterpiece.
He hadn't conducted on stage in 12 years, and was petrified!
Upon completion, he sank to the podium sobbing. The silence
meant that Vienna hated it.
Suddenly, his Contralto walked over and turned him around.
The audience was jubilant!
He couldn't hear the cheers.....

He could hear the music in his head. Sorta like a nagging spouse!
I remember this anecdote from my Sophomore  Music Appreciation class.
If you or anyone you know is conductive, or has written a Friday Flash 55
Please come tell The G-Man
I will visit, read, appreciate, comment....Then BOOK!
So from the most Joyous host from coast to coast
Have a Kick Ass Week-End!!!
( Hmmmm...This is my 2nd Ode to Joy this year...hehehehe)


Anonymous said...

I really like your musical genius 55! I love Beethoven, and it's hard to imagine someone doing that with a hearing impairment.

Mine is HERE.

TALON said...

I remember hearing (sorry, Ludwig)this same tale from my music teacher, Mr. Morgan, in Grade 12. Imagine creating something you only ever hear in your head? Truly remarkable. Loved it, Galen!

My 55: Astounded

hedgewitch said...

I welcome all Odes to Joy, and this one was an anecdote I hadn't heard--probably because I was in the dorky Creative Writing class, instead of the dorky Music Appreciation class. Like Talon, I find it amazing that the man could write what he wrote, yet never hear it.Loved your educational 55, G.

I'm playin:


Alice Audrey said...

Wait. You mean that story is fiction? Oh.

Mine is up

Fireblossom said...

This is really interesting! I hadn't known about all that.

I set out to write you a 55 this evening, but once I got started, it decided to be a longer poem. Sowwy, G Man! You know I love ya anyway!

izzy said...

Music is GRAND! Thanks for the genius
and reminder about his hearing!

lime said...

this is excellent. love the musical history, the picture, the 55. cannot imagine not being able to hear yet accomplishing what he did. amazing.

Janna said...

I remember this story from my days as a music major!

Very touching!

Thanks for another Friday 55!
Mine's here. :)

Margaret said...

A roaring in his ears when he first started becoming deaf... he thought of suicide! Thank God he found the strength to continue creating his music. NICE and sweet 55 this week!

The Doctor is In

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Beethoven's ability to continue creating genius music in spite of his disability is enough to inspire anyone, I would think!

Here's mine. A little less creative, but a work of art in its own way: Dessert for One

Akelamalu said...

Remarkable! I've played, as promised. x

anthonynorth said...

A great tale retold.
You'll find mine here.

Unknown said...

You know, after the beautiful tribute poem by Razzamadazzle and your interesting thoughts on Beethoven, I don't feel right about sharing the silly business I wrote. One of the Netherworld crew will be by next week.

Lydia said...

That story has always touched my heart so. I think I may have learned about it in Music Appreciation class also! My appreciation for this most beautiful of all your 55s is shown now..... with a silent bow.

Well, we all Made it to Friday

Mr. Charleston said...

The music in your head is what it's all about. Music in your head means music in your heart. Good one G-Man.

The View Just Can't Be Satisfied

Outlawyer said...

Hey Galen, your inspirational 55 was music to my ears. I am very tired though and trying to take a little break from blogging--so don't know whether I'll play. On other hand day is early. K. ,

This is Manicddaily Blogger is making me use old ID. K.

Helen said...

My music appreciation instructor forgot to share this little gem ~~ or, maybe I forgot! After 32 poems in April, I am all tapped out! Must wait for muse to reappear.

Other Mary said...

Oh that post is music to my ears! Love it Galen. I'm finally back with this:


Evalinn said...

This is a great one...again, G-man! Hope you´re having a great weekend! :-)

izzy said...

Are you ok ? did you spend your weekend working else where ? :)