Probably the greatest musical expression of unbridled joy is the “Ode to Joy”, the fourth movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. It’s been a hell of a couple of weeks, so some versions of the Ode to take you soaring and lift your spirits.
Flash Mob “Ode to Joy”
“Ode to Joy” scene from “Immortal Beloved”
“Ode to Joy” from the Opening Ceremony of the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics
And the most iconic performance of the “Ode to Joy”: Lenny Bernstein in commemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall, renamed “Ode to Freedom”
Live life with joy. That’s what our opponents lack.
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