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Wanna Try Classical Music? Start with Vivaldi

You could say I’m one of the lucky ones. (Don’t ever say that…)

I fell in love with classical music when I was about 10. (When I say classical music, I basically mean music written before the 20th century and or music written for an orchestra… It’s a specifically broad term…) The first “classical music” that I heard and fell in love with was Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. To this day, I hold it as a rule that if you want to get hooked on Classical music, you should try the Four Seasons.

To see the best performance of Summer EVAH, try this link.

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Happy Birthday Beethoven! Glad You Didn’t Live in Liberal America.

 

A professor in a world-acclaimed medical school once posed this medical situation — and ethical problem — to his students: “Here’s the family history: The father has syphilis. The mother has TB. They already have had four children. The first is blind. The second had died. The third is deaf. The fourth has TB. Now the mother is pregnant again, The parents come to you for advice. They are willing to have an abortion, if you decide they should. What do you say?”

The students gave various individual opinions, and then the professor asked them to break into small groups for “consultation.” All of the groups came back to report that they would recommend abortion.

“Congratulations,” the professor said, “You just took the life of Beethoven!”

Source: Sermon Illustrations


This is a re-run from a year ago, but I thought it would be appropriate today, on the birthday of the composer.

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