Beethoven, The Immortal In A Special META-TRAGETH TIME: Domain of Existential-Non-Existential Struggle


  Luwig van Beethoven, The Immortal: The Domain of Existential-Non-Existential Struggle


When shall we hear that music back again, if ever we hear?

The deep monotone of a grandeur lost yet the glory prevailed

The building blocks of matter left the transcript transcribed in the musical notes

Tree gathers life-light, darkness the darkness

The infinite released itself in flesh and bones

Became the charcoal eyes of the portrait of an artist as a young man

Happiness courts tragedy and demolishes the fear of death

Triumphs in the symphony of the larger man, the phonetic vehicle is god

That struggle of the cells against the blind antagonist forces

Opened the doors to the endless freedom; sensual vertebrate floats on the stream

He became a father of the ancestors of apes; taught them the deep moving pieces of frieze

Klimt in Beethoven , Beethoven in Klimt and in Schiller and on the busts of golden carpe diem

The quarto of life was described in a triangle and in the bus-drive of a delta-trans-angular-space, the Hexagon-Huya

Left to surrender to itself, a poignant pain finds its last resort in the joy of life

Beyond the duality perceived by the senses, love is immortal

And consciousness is bliss is existence and truth.

The Beethoven Frieze, Gustave Klimt produced for an exhibition held in 1902 inspired by Beethoven’s 9th symphony. The 34 metre long painting is in itself an assemblage of painting, music, architecture and sculpture with a kind of narrative text with subtexts within that traces back the loci of the creative journey of the artist setting visual forms to music from Beethoven’s 4thsymphony as an accompanied visual fantasy conjoined with Schiller’s The Ode to Joy.

  “How can I, a musician, say to people “I am deaf!” I shall, if  I can, defy this fate, even though there will be times when I shall be the unhappiest of God’s creatures … I live only in  music … frequently working on three or four pieces simultaneously.” – Beethoven (in a letter to friend Wegeler)

– Joy Roy Choudhury


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  1. My favorite example of man that achieved great heights. Thank you for the post.

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