Ode to Joy

The human specie far too frequently sinks to new lows in our behaviour toward one another, but every so often we manage to put aside our base animosities and differences, to reach new heights.

This is one such occasion…

Ode an die freude or Ode to Joy was composed by German poet Friedrich Schiller in 1785, and set to music by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1824 in his famous Ninth Symphony.

There are probably hundreds of different variations of this classic, but I am partial to a version by M√ľnchner Brahms-Chor, that I play in my car at least once a week.

What a perfect way to start the weekend.