Welcome to another edition of Battle of the Bands!
BATTLE OF THE BANDS (BOTB), hosted by Far Away Series and StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands. is where you listen to different recordings of the same song and vote for the one you like best. Two “Battles” per month, on the 1st and 15th. Votes will be tallied and posted the following week. (See below for further details.)
[tweetthis]Something different: BEETHOVEN, SYMPHONY NO. 5 – BATTLE OF THE BANDS #BOTB. Cast your vote![/tweetthis]
To quote Monty Python: “And now for something completely different!”
BEETHOVEN, SYMPHONY NO. 5
[reference only – please do not vote on this one]
The Symphony No. 5 in C minor of Ludwig van Beethoven, Opus 67, was written between 1804–1808. It is one of the best-known compositions in classical music, and one of the most frequently played symphonies. First performed in Vienna’s Theater an der Wien in 1808, the work achieved its prodigious reputation soon afterward. It was described as “one of the most important works of the time”. The symphony, (which contains 4 movements) and the four-note opening motif in particular, are known worldwide, with the motif appearing frequently in popular culture, from disco versions to rock and roll covers, to uses in film and television. – WIKIPEDIA
The foregoing serves as background information only.
Now, on to the actual contest……
Takeshi Terauchi is a Japanese rock ‘n’ roll guitarist and band leader, nicknamed ‘King of the Electric Guitar’. Symphony No. 5 is the first track from the 1967 album, ‘Let’s Go Classics’, recorded with his second band, The Bunnys.
Alex Masi is an Italian guitarist whose range extends from heavy metal to classical music. His rendition of Symphony No. 5 is the first track from his 16th album, “In the Name of Beethoven”, released in 2005.
Please state your preference in comments below and why you chose it.
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Voting remains open until midnight ET, May 20th
after which I will count the votes, add mine and publish the results.
These are the other BOTB regulars and semi-regulars.
Please cruise on by their sites and, if they have a post up, vote on their selections as well:
[Check back – there’s no set posting time]
Angels Bark / Book Lover / Cherdo On The Flipside / Curious as a Cathy / DC Relief BOTB / eVil pOp TaRt / Far Away Series** / J.A. Scott / Janie Junebug Righting & Editing / Jingle Jangle Jungle / Mike’s Ramblings / Quiet Laughter / ReInVintaged / Sound of One Hand Typing / StMcC Presents Battle of the Bands** / Tossing It Out / / Your Daily Dose
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Until next time.
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