I cannot describe to you how this symphony makes me feel. Joyous is too mild a word to explain it. I cry every time I listen to this and I listen to it fairly often. It is the one symphony I will see live over and over again and never tire of. It just lifts me, embraces me, warms me, liberates me, cocoons me, caresses me, it gives me goosebumps and makes me cry and makes me laugh and makes me wonder at the magic of humankind.
I have been 'in to' classical music since I was a teenager. Not because I was learning any classical instrument but... because I was (am) all about expanding my mind with great literature and classics, etc, etc and to be honestly honest, at that time, it was a bit pretentious and for show.
I did find out that some books I insisted on touting with me everywhere so that people could see how sensitive and intellectual I was... cured any sign of insomnia.
...but I did actually find out that I loved classical music. LOVED it. So, my pretentiousness paid off. That ol' chestnut... pretend long enough to be something and you might just become it. That works both ways, good and bad but it doesn't work at all if you pretend to be Bruce Lee when you're not Bruce Lee. What? Never mind...
In my last post I had said that I'm not inclined to pay the exorbitant ticket prices to see concerts but I don't feel that way when it comes to classical concerts. Odd, considering I love (eg.) Prince and consider him a musical genius.
The symphony was performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra but I have experienced it performed by many marvelous Symphony orchestras, including the magnificent Sydney Symphony.
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...oh does it matter?? You can see...
My beautiful friend Koko was my Symphony companion and she too was completely enthralled and uplifted! And now a fan for life.
There is such pleasure in introducing beauty to a beauty lover.
And there is beauty everywhere in this world.
Regardless and despite the ugliness.
Here are more images of my hot Koko :D !