42 musicians from the Castilla y León Symphony record the Hymn of Joy from their homes

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We cannot do without the motivating power of music these days, when, at times, the acceptable one falls to the ground. This is exactly what Alejandro Climent, bassoon of the Castilla y León Symphony Orchestra since 2014, thought when he launched the synchronized interpretation of the Hymn of Joy, the latest movement in Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony, you know, in Fiedrich Von Schiller’s poem The Ode of Joy. Climent has mobilized 42 musicians who reel, each one from their rooms, the life-giving melody of this undying work of the genius of Bonn, also chosen by the European Union as its official anthem. A song to brotherhood and the union of men and women, to freedom and solidarity. Ideal message to face the coronavirus. On the first bars they have included some subtitles: “In difficult moments the music closes distances. From each home, together we will overcome it ”. The visits have exploded since his first day posted on YouTube. It is highly worthwhile that in these conditions they have managed to transmit all the power of the piece. The screen is progressively dividing, giving entrance to each one of the sections of the orchestra, until creating a mosaic of instruments delivered to the same cause. Climent has guided his colleagues on the tainted of a recording of the same work made by OSCYL, who have followed which clapperboard. Subsequently, the production technician of the ensemble, Eduardo Garcí, has edited and edited the video. “The virus forced us to stop the activity, like that of many people, in the middle of some concerts for schoolchildren, in which every day we gathered 2. 000 boys and girls, to give them music , smiles and learning. What the virus could not stop was the illusion, the creativity and the commitment… ”, Jordi Gimeno, technical director of the OSCYL, explains to El Cultural. “Everything,” he adds, “began on Monday 16, when the teachers of the Orchestra began to receive the model and sheet music to make the recordings, always guided by both Alejandro Climent and Eduardo García. The rest has been the will to bring our art to the more people the better, to make the forced and responsible confinement more bearable, and the result of teamwork, like the one a symphony orchestra needs in each project it faces. A hymn to people, a hymn to humanity and to hope ”. Given the enthusiastic reaction of the public, the members of the orchestra have been encouraged and will continue to publish musical pills on the social networks of the OSCYL to alleviate the emotional impact of the quarantine, such as the famous Neapolitan song O sole mio , by the famous Eduardo di Capua played by the violinist Tania Armesto. @albertoojeda 77
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