Symphony No. 7, 2nd Movement, “Allegretto” — Ludwig Van Beethoven

10 01 2011

I have not been able to get this piece out of my head.

Since I saw The King’s Speech last week with my sister, there was a particular piece in the (fantastic) film that stuck with my because I had heard it somewhere.  After finding out that it was Beethoven via imdb, I searched on youtube and found it and then I saw it in the related videos.

The Fall!  Of course!  It’s the main theme (I think.  Or at least one of the more prominent ones) from the movie (another fantastic one).

So what to say about this one?  I saw someone’s comment on youtube that said that at one moment in the piece, it made him/her “want to cry and have an orgasm at the same time”, to which the uploader of the video said, “Then the piece is working.”

I personally don’t have many words to describe what a moving, emotional, piece of work this is.  Have a listen for yourself.