In 1786, Friedrich Schiller published his best-known work, a poem entitled “An die Freude,” known in English as “Ode to Joy.” Schiller’s poem was an instant hit. In fact, it was such a success that it soon sparked the imagination of another famous German artist. Shortly after its composition, Ludwig van Beethoven aspired to set the text of “Ode to Joy” to music.
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I love the comparison of both ‘’Odes’ to the road to Easter joy. Without the suffering there is no joy. And one of my favorite pieces as well. Happy Easter Katy!