Watch: Beethoven’s 9th marks Ukraine’s independence day

Slipped Disc was invited to observe Ukraine’s 24th independence anniversary concert last night in Kiev but was unable to attend.

Amid much verbosity and political bombast, music duties were conducted by Kirill Karabits with the Warsaw-based I, Culture orchestra, cilmaxing in the finale of Beethoven’s ninth symphony.

You can watch the full concert here. Beethoven starts at 55 minutes.

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  • So they don’t have an orchestra in Kiev that they have to borrow one from a NATO country? So much for independence…

  • Abuse of Beethoven and Schiller. (again)
    They said “all men become one”. not “all men segregate into nations under questionable concepts of ethnical separations when there are none and start wars over it.”

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