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All Hail The Dark Side Of Life!

So this morning, for utterly unfathomable reasons, I was seized with the urge to translate Schiller's "Ode To Joy," the one that Beethoven used in the Ninth Symphony, into Yiddish. And then I wanted to hear a full performance of the Ninth, with that glorious choral finale. In Yiddish.

So. Best idea EVAR, or something that one could potentially title "Ode To Oy?"

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gwynhyffar
Jun. 27th, 2008 05:10 pm (UTC)
You are strange, Pony. I like that in a person. I also like "Ode to Oy"

:D
frenchpony
Jun. 27th, 2008 05:42 pm (UTC)
Perhaps it'll be something to do for extra credit in Lithuania.
gwynhyffar
Jun. 27th, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)
Now that I think of it, you might be able to help me with something! Do you know where I could get (or who may have recorded) Ave Maria but with the original lyrics? I've sort of looked around but haven't been able to find it.
frenchpony
Jun. 27th, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC)
I'm a little confused. "Ave Maria" is a prayer in Latin, so it's pretty much a standard text. Several composers have set it, but I don't know whose setting you mean. Regardless, it should be just the Latin text set to music.
gwynhyffar
Jun. 27th, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
The music was originally one of Schubert's Lieder that was composed for the German translation of a Walter Scott poem (The Lady of the Lake).
frenchpony
Jun. 27th, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)
Would you have been thinking about Ellens dritter Gesang, perhaps?
gwynhyffar
Jun. 27th, 2008 10:10 pm (UTC)
yes! I'm looking for an mp3 if you happen across one.
gwynhyffar
Jun. 27th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
that was way easier to find on itunes when I knew what I was looking for. thanks!
frenchpony
Jun. 27th, 2008 10:23 pm (UTC)
So you don't need the mp3 now?
gwynhyffar
Jun. 27th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
I found a really nice one on iTunes by C.J. Johnson
lcohen
Jun. 27th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
there is no excuse for that pun. thank you.

ETA: i linked to this since it was public, from a locked post of my own--but i could undo that if it's a terrible idea?

Edited at 2008-06-27 05:32 pm (UTC)
frenchpony
Jun. 27th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
Yup, it's public, and therefore eminently linkable. If inexcusable.
arwensommer
Jun. 27th, 2008 08:01 pm (UTC)
... I think the title is the best part! *just had a massive gigglefit, ktnxbai*
frenchpony
Jun. 27th, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC)
I may have to do the translation just to justify the title.
meckinock
Jun. 28th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
So. Best idea EVAR, or something that one could potentially title "Ode To Oy?"

Yes to (a) because of (b).
frenchpony
Jun. 28th, 2008 02:10 am (UTC)
You are a brave soul to encourage me like that.
meckinock
Jun. 28th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
I'll be able to say I knew you when you were just a poor grad student.
frenchpony
Jun. 28th, 2008 02:13 am (UTC)
Or spend the rest of your life frantically denying same. But that's just a risk you'll have to take.
meggins
Jun. 28th, 2008 02:53 am (UTC)
I just know the next time I hear the finale of the Ninth, I'll be singing "Oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy, oy," if only in my head.
frenchpony
Jun. 28th, 2008 02:58 am (UTC)
This has been your dose of Pony Weirdness™ for the day!
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