When Leonard Bernstein looked straight at the camera and says this…
“…this music succeeds, even with those people for whom organized religion
fails, because it conveys a spirit of Godhead and sublimity in the
freest and least doctrinaire way that was typical of Beethoven. It has a purity and directness of communication that never becomes banal. It’s accessible without being ordinary. This is the magic that no amount of talk can explain.”
…I melted into a puddle of love and only then do we segue into the music, the real highlight. Oh my, what a chunk of Youtube.
Youtube here. Thank you to Brent Brickman and Jay Trenary for the heads-up.