143. See a live performance of Beethoven’s Sixth
Updated May 19, 2009
I think one of the most wonderful things about being a band geek is that you learn a lot about music and develop an appreciation for classical music that I think a lot of other people miss. You also learn nice things like that while Beethoven’s Fifth and Ninth Symphonies are the most famous, the sixth is actually your favorite, perhaps famous in its own way for being one of the pieces featured in Disney’s Fantasia.
I once stumbled across a fellow fan of the Sixth Symphony and he theorized that we liked it so much because it sounded more like it was written by Bach than Beethoven. Whatever the reason, it’s a beautiful and moving piece, and I’d love to see it performed live.