We hear music in relation to the lowest note. What happens when we turn this relation upside down?
A girl with a wooden recorder and a man playing a bass frame the call and response themes of Beethoven's choral symphony, eliciting the joy from bystanders for which the piece is named.
The Hong Kong Festival Orchestra gives a flashmob performance of Beethoven's Ode to Joy in 2013. A spiritual prelude to Occupy Hong Kong and the Democracy Encampments?
Da da da dum. Three short, one long. Gerard Schwarz takes us inside Beethoven's brilliant improvisations on the most famous short theme in all of music.