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.
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!