"To play the wrong note is insignificant;
To play without passion is inexcusable.”
~ Ludwig von Beethoven
[Skip ahead to 13:30 for beginning of performance. Crank the sound up to "11"— if you are at work, no earbuds or head phones: share this with the world. Listen to the entire symphony. Part 2 and 3 will lift you to the heavens, when the chorus joins in.]
QUIZ : : What bit of trivia do the announcers share about conductor Gustavo Dudamel (Doo' dah mell) that gives him a connection to my TEDTalk, "Recapturing Your Creative Spirit" (There is a link above in the "What's Brewing" intro material.) That presentation (my talk, not Beethoven's 9th Symphony), is the foundation for my new book that I am working on NOW ... daily.