Omer Meir Wellber

Omer Meir Wellber : Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67/Raanana Symphone Orchestra / Conductor: Omer M Wellber

"I carry my thoughts with me for a long time, often for a very long time, before writing them down. I can rely on my memory, for this and can be sure that, once I have grasped a theme, I shall not forget it even years later. I change many things, discard others, and try again and again until I am satisfied, then, in my head, I begin to elaborate the work in its breadth, its narrowness, its height, its depth... You may ask me where I obtain my ideas. I cannot answer this with certainty; they come unbidden, spontaneously or unspontaneously. I may grasp them with my hands in the open air, while walking in the woods, in the stillness of the night, at early morning. Stimulated by those moods which poets turn into words, I turn my ideas into tones which resound, roar and rage until at last they stand before me in the form of notes", Beethoven wrote in 1822.