Symphony of Sorrowful Songs
September 6, 2009 3:51 PM   Subscribe

Symphony No. 3 (Górecki), effectively used as background music, ostensibly promoting the philosophy of the Austrian School.

You can find the repeated mantra,

stick to principle,
depart from the crowd,
avoid the fashion,
and adhere to the truth,
no matter what

referenced here

Nicely produced YT video, nonetheless.
posted by Rafaelloello (6 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: This feels like a post trying to do two very different things in a way that doesn't make sense as a contribution to the front page. -- cortex

It's right-winger goldbug propaganda.
posted by stbalbach at 4:14 PM on September 6, 2009

That's a very peculiar hook upon which to hang this post. I can't really see where the music is the reason to watch this video, and I felt more tricked into watching it than appreciative of the video.

My appreciation for the Gorecki piece is long and deep and has nothing to do with colonial cosplayers marching in the streets or political screeds. It's a deep cry of grief which moved me to through tears of sorrow and into tears of enlightened joy when I first heard it. It continues to have deep impact for me, happily not soiled by this encounter with it.
posted by hippybear at 4:27 PM on September 6, 2009 [4 favorites]

posted by boo_radley at 4:28 PM on September 6, 2009

I too feel tricked. Rubbish.
posted by tellurian at 4:32 PM on September 6, 2009

I hear the Horst Wessel Lied can be pretty, uh, inspiring, too.
posted by orthogonality at 4:33 PM on September 6, 2009

Ugh, what the fuck.
posted by synaesthetichaze at 4:37 PM on September 6, 2009

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