Hearing Beethoven, Reminded of God’s Sovereignty

14 08 2010

At work yesterday I listened to Beethoven’s Third Symphony–the Eroica.  It had been some time since I had listened to it, but whenever I do I am reminded of something I wrote early on after Anna died.  This came at a time when we were struggling with, and affirming, the sovereignty of God and the goodness of God.  It is still a struggle, and it is still an affirmation.

Take a moment and read Beethoven, Schoenberg, Cage and the Sovereignty of God.

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Beethoven, Schoenberg, Cage, and the Sovereignty of God

2 10 2008

On my walk home after taking Samuel to school today, I was listening to a podcast of a music concert that featured the piano music (I think) of Arnold Schoenberg.  Following it came a string quartet by what sounded like Mozart.  Listening to these very different styles and philosphies of music led me to consider how various composers looked at their music.  I then compared those perspectives to how one might look at divine activity in our world.

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