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23 Feb 2016 4:28 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Who said the japanes makes everything smaller!" to "Who said the japanese make everything smaller!"

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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse23 Feb 2016 2:26 p.m. PST

Oh what is this? One of the most important pieces of music made and one of the most beautiful too. Oh and sung by a freaknig 10 000 people!

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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian23 Feb 2016 4:39 p.m. PST

How did they fit all those people inside a Toyota van? evil grin

Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member23 Feb 2016 9:08 p.m. PST

I don't think they made Ode to Joy. That was a German guy.

gladue24 Feb 2016 10:38 a.m. PST

The interesting part is that the Japanese had German prisoners of war in WWI (when they joined the Allied side). The Japanese enjoyed the music the Germans played to combat homesickness and particularly fell in love with Beethoven. They do a 10,000 person amateur choir of Ode de Joy in Osaka every New Year, and elsewhere throughout Japan sees similar celebrations of it. Apparently the prisoners weren't repatriated until the early 1920's and some of them even took jobs in Japan.

gladue24 Feb 2016 10:39 a.m. PST

So, most of the choir are just every day citizens of Osaka that come out to do it each year.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP24 Feb 2016 4:13 p.m. PST

What was all that about the Japanese making everything smaller?





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