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Poet’s Corner: An Ode to Beethoven Septet on TSO On Demand!

March 11, 2021

An image from TSO On Demand: Beethoven Septet shows seven performers illuminated by spotlights on the Roy Thomson Hall Stage. An excerpt from a poem is overlaid: "Seven musicians stand on seven stars sharing their artistry to play together..."

TSO patron Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni was so moved by our recent virtual performance of Beethoven’s Septet on TSO On Demand, she wrote this beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing your words, Caroline!
 


Beethoven in the Stars   Seven musicians stand on seven stars  sharing their artistry to play together   We watch and listen from our distant places  some here, some there, a global audience   The players enter into a communion  not only with each other but with him   The genius remote from his surroundings  but deep in the interior of music   He found the chords and tempo to compose  a chamber piece of such exquisite beauty   That we are lifted high beyond our ken  into a constellation free of time.

Beethoven in the Stars

Seven musicians stand on seven stars
sharing their artistry to play together

We watch and listen from our distant places
some here, some there, a global audience

The players enter into a communion
not only with each other but with him

The genius remote from his surroundings
but deep in the interior of music

He found the chords and tempo to compose
a chamber piece of such exquisite beauty

That we are lifted high beyond our ken
into a constellation free of time.

© Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni
March 4, 2021

 


Be moved by our next virtual concert, TSO On Demand: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, available from March 26!

 

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