I don’t know about you all, but I’m stoked! Starting tomorrow I’m on leave until April 26! Ten days of freedom, woot! This is my belated spring break, and I’m ready to go! My schedule so far is looking like this:
April 16: Medical craparoni at Sinchon Severance Hospital
April 17: Hitting Paju Premium Outlets with Boss
April 18: Lunch date with Piokun
April 19: Go down to Cheongju to visit Chibi Toaster
April 22: Beethoven Symphony No. 6 and 7 Concert at Seoul Arts Centre
April 23 or 24: Lunch date with Chantelle
So my schedule is set on some days, but flexible on others, and I am especially looking forward to April 22. I’ve been waiting since February for this concert, of which I paid practically an arm and a kidney for, and I figure it’s really appropriate to select the first movement of “Symphony No. 7” for this round of Symphonic Selections :D
I absolutely adore this symphony, and the first movement is my favourite. Most people are familiar with its more popular second movement, but the first movement is my go-to symphonic tune, all thanks to the influences of Nodame Cantabile. I admit that this song has a pretty long “opening”, but once you hit 4:16, it will play the section that was predominantly played in Nodame Cantabile, and that’s when the piece becomes more interesting and more vibrant. Honestly, this song just makes me happy — it’s just so cheerful, and I will freely admit to this being my favourite symphony by Beethoven. I look forward to hearing this performed live on April 22!
Anyway, what do you think of this song? Will you listen to the other movements? If you’re familiar with this entire work, which movement is your favourite? In fact, which Beethoven symphony do you like? I hope you all like this selection!