51 Weeks: 51 Songs From the Past: Week 26: Walter Murphy- A Fifth of Beethoven

A favorite song that does not feature lyrics- that’s what Hugh shared for 51 Weeks: 51 Songs From the Past. Here’s mine-

Just the facts:

  • Adaptation of the first movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony
  • Recorded by Walter Murphy and the Big Apple Band
  • Released in 1976
  • Included on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack
  •  A snippet of “A Fifth of Beethoven” is played at Chicago Bulls games when the opposing team loses possession of the ball.

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Looking at the year it was released, I’m thinking that this might have been my introduction to Beethoven. I had been taking piano lessons for a short time by this time and had just began encountering the classics in my studies. I have always been drawn to powerful pieces and this adaptation fits the bill.

Have a great day!

-Kat 

5 thoughts on “51 Weeks: 51 Songs From the Past: Week 26: Walter Murphy- A Fifth of Beethoven

  1. Pingback: 51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 27: Petula Clark – Downtown – Hugh's Views & News

  2. I agree with Ruth. Love the movie and love this track. In fact, I think Saturday Night Fever was the first 18 certificate movie I managed to see at the cinema when I was still under the age of lawfully being able to watch 18 certificate movies.

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