年の暮れに演奏される「第九」の魅力

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年の暮れに演奏される「第九」の魅力

年末になると、毎年決まってベートーベンの「交響曲第9番」が演奏されます。
場所によっては、この第九の演奏を聴くだけでなく、市民が合唱に参加できるイベントが開催され、大いに賑わいを見せるところもあります。
実際、年々参加者も増える傾向にあり、第九の演奏日までに熱心に合唱の練習が繰り替えされています。
また、参加者の声からは、一度この第九の合唱に参加すると、止められなくなるという声をよく聞きます。
第九には、人を引き付ける不思議な力があるのでしょうか。
もともと、第九が年末に演奏されるようになったのは、日本独特の文化です。
この文化が形成された背景には、日本のあるオーケストラ(管弦楽団)が、きっかけでした。
このオーケストラは、演奏会を開いてもなかなか、観客数が満員になる事がなく、経営が赤字状態になっていた時代がありました。
この頃、ちょうど年末の演奏会で、たまたまベートーベンの第九番の交響曲「合唱付き」の全曲演奏を始めて試みたところ、非常に聴衆にうけ、それ以降、第九は日本の人々に広く知られるようになった、と言われています。
一度第九を聞くと、誰もが圧倒的な力量感と、荘厳な旋律による合唱に魅了される事でしょう。
第九演奏会における合唱に参加する人々も、聴くだけでは満足できず、自ら唄ってみるというスタンスに変化していったケースが圧倒的に多い特徴があります。
そういった点で、第九は時代と共に人々に愛され、人々が育んできた面も大きく、またこのような背景こそが、人の心を掴んで放さない、第九の魅力に発展していったとも言えます。

The Oakland Raiders named Gruden their new head coach Saturday.

Jon Gruden, Oakland Raiders: He was formally introduced as the team’s coach during a news conference Tuesday. The veteran coach interviewed with the team Monday and reportedly received a 10-year, $100 million contract from the team. On Jan. 11, Rapoport reported former Colts RB coach Jemal Singleton is taking a job as Raiders RBs coach under Gruden.

The Steelers become the caretaker of the No. 1 spot with the Patriots’ temporary (it says here) setback. RB Le’Veon Bell was not particularly involved in the offense Sunday in Cleveland after his late arrival before the season, but that undoubtedly will change soon. Rookie LB T.J. Watt probably won’t play every Sunday like he’s about to add a fourth NFL defensive player of the year award to the family’s mantel. But he brings energy and passion and he should be a nice addition to the defense.

The opening win over the Bears was probably more challenging than it needed to be, as the Falcons just held on at the end. Things get more interesting with Sunday night’s nationally televised matchup with the Packers in the first regular season game at the Falcons’ new stadium.

Who’s the best team in the NFC? There’s the Eagles and … who? Perhaps the Seahawks or Rams or Panthers?

No one, it seems, is talking about a dominant NFL team. No player is performing feats that have made for can’t-miss viewing.

The best game of the season before Thursday’s probably came when Rodgers, in his final game before getting hurt, took the Green Bay Packers to a game-winning touchdown in the final seconds at Dallas, just as he’d ousted the Cowboys from the NFC playoffs in the same building last season with crunchtime quarterbacking magic. But Rodgers’s late-game sleight of hand immediately was overshadowed by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones saying afterward that he’d bench any player on his team who protested during the national anthem.
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Dragic had 25 points, eight assists, four rebounds, two steals and one block in that game.

He made 11-of-22 shots from the floor, including 2-of-4 on 3-pointers.

Prior to that game, however, he had played three games in which he scored fewer than 15 points, missed three games because of the elbow injury and played three more in which he also scored less than 15. During that span, he averaged only 11.2 points, and the Heat expects more from its star point guard, especially with Waiters, Johnson and Winslow hurt.

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Tkachuk gave Calgary a 2-0 lead at 4:42 of the second on a set play in which he got into open space and stuck his stick out, deflecting in Johnny Gaudreau’s pass.

“They’ve been working on that one play in practice and they just missed it the other night and they hit it tonight,” Gulutzan said.

In overtime, Mikael Backlund sent a pass back to the blue line where Giordano took a couple strides and fired a shot into the top corner on Jeff Glass. It helped Calgary salvage a win after Chicago’s Brandon Saad tied it with 1:46 left in the third period.

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Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 21 shots for his 200th career victory.

On the tying goal, Bjorkstrand won a puck battle with Stephen Johns at the blue line and skated in on Ben Bishop, beating the Dallas goalie and ending his five-period scoreless streak. Bishop had 24 saves.

A little more than a minute later, Bjorkstrand skated up the same side and beat Bishop inside the post. Seth Jones, the son of former NBA player Popeye Jones playing against his hometown team, assisted on the go-ahead goal.

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“I just tried to make plays,” McCollum said. “If I can get a good shot, take it. If not, make the right play. I think guys did a great job of making the game easier for me. If I can get 30 good shots, I’ll take 30 more. If I can get 40 good shots … I’ll take 40.”

Al-Farouq Aminu added a season-high 24 points and Evan Turner also had his season best with 22 for Portland, which was without leading scorer Damian Lilliard for a fifth straight game.

Kris Dunn scored 22 points and Nikola Mirotic had 18 points off the bench for Chicago, which blew a late lead for a second straight game. The Bulls lost for only the fourth time in 14 games since Mirotic returned to the lineup.

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Giants’ 13 best coaching candidates to replace Ben McAdoo

Reid gave us Pederson in Philadelphia, and Pederson has been helped by both Schwartz and Reich. Jim Kelly’s former backup with the Bills has built a nice career of being an innovative play-caller. Also at 55, it might be Reich’s time to lead a team while developing another QB the way he has developed Carson Wentz over past two seasons. Like with Schwartz, it wouldn’t hurt New York to make a division rival weaker.

The Falcons, in beating four other 2016 playoff teams (Packers, Lions, Cowboys, Seahawks), ensured their return even with one less victory. They also split against the new NFC South-champion Saints and runner-up Panthers. That built up a 9-3 conference record, third best and only one game off the Eagles and Vikings.

Last season, the Falcons were No. 17 against the run. This season they upgraded to No. 9, not far behind the Eagles, Vikings and Panthers.

Fans in Buffalo were understandably thrilled, and they wanted to let Dalton know it. While the Bills organization promised to send the Bengals some Buffalo wings, the fans decided to donate to Dalton’s cause.

“I was sitting on my couch and I saw the scroll across [the screen]. Thank God for DVR, DirecTV because I rewound that thing back like, ‘Yes!'” Winston said. “I tried to call him like three times and I asked him, ‘Is your phone broken? Did you change your number on me now that you’re back?’ [laughs] Man, I’m happy. I’m happy, he truly deserves that. You could just see this locker room and how we kept fighting for him.”

He added, “After the Carolina game [last week], Coach [Koetter] said, ‘If you guys play like that next year, no matter who is here, you’re going to do good.’ I broke it down and said, ‘Man, I’m tired of our coach giving us subliminal messages. Like, this is our coach. Let’s go out there and get a win for him.’ And we got it, right? That’s all that matters.”
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Defensively, it’s mostly on Bobby Wagner and the run defense.

I expect it to be someone from the Red Sox-Cardinals-Giants contingent. St. Louis and San Francisco showed how invested they are in acquiring a big bat when they spent five weeks in a futile pursuit of Giancarlo Stanton. Maybe they take a plunge into the free-agent market or resurrect talks with Miami with a focus on Marcell Ozuna or Christian Yelich. The Red Sox aren’t necessarily in panic mode after the Yankees acquired Stanton, but you have to think they have a greater sense of urgency to add a bat along the lines of a J.D. Martinez or Eric Hosmer now that New York’s lineup features two players who combined for 111 homers in 2017. — Jerry Crasnick

McAdoo, who became the 17th head coach in Giants history in 2016, ends his tenure with a 13-15 regular-season record (0-1 in playoffs), not including the two years he served as offensive coordinator under former coach Tom Coughlin. Reese, who was promoted to GM in 2007, started with the franchise as a college scout in the mid-1990s before working his way up in the scouting department.

Seattle is a two-trick team at the moment. Offensively, it’s all on Russell Wilson and the passing game.

Seattle saw Arizona rise recently with Carson Palmer under Bruce Arians, and before then, Colin Kaepernick under Jim Harbaugh had been their toughest threat in West. But with Goff and McVay here to stay together for longer than those pairings have, Wilson and Pete Carroll — with a coaching counterpart now less than half his age — face a legitimate contender to take their five-year division dominance away from them.

While his Seahawks are shorthanded elsewhere, Wilson needs to be his explosive and efficient best to lift both sides off the ball. Carroll can’t afford the few lapses he had in the Falcons and Redskins losses. Wilson gives them a chance in every game, and he probably will deserve a lot more MVP consideration if the Seahawks finish 11-5 and win the division.
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The Ducks defenseman is spreading awareness in honor of friend Rick Rypien.

He also dishes on his team’s chances, advanced stats, the Golden Knights, dressing up like a security guard to fool his teammates — and yes, the Superman Punches.

Over in the West, I’m still not totally sold on the Stars. I think their top players can carry them a long way, but I’m less certain it’s all the way to the playoffs. Dallas’ goaltending hasn’t been amazing, but serviceable.

After seeing this, why should Beckham have a good-faith understanding that a new contract is forthcoming from Giants brass and get back on the practice field in 2018 until that deal is actually signed?

And most damning of all: Why should anyone believe the Giants under Mara’s watch have what it takes internally to start winning again even if McAdoo and Reese are given the Manning treatment at season’s end?

The Rams have had a remarkable turnaround since last year’s disastrous 4-12 campaign. The 31-year-old McVay has energized the team and changed the culture of negativity that existed under previous coaches. McVay was touted as a quarterback guru and he’s done wonders with second-year quarterback Jared Goff, who looked lost as a rookie.

Goff has been superb this season and turned in his fourth 300-yard passing game of the season. He threw two touchdown passes to give him 18 for the year to just four interceptions. The Rams have been hitting big plays all year and a 53-yard strike to rookie Cooper Kupp set up a 7-yard touchdown pass to rookie Josh Reynolds.

The Colts would love to add to their offensive line, but GM Chris Ballard will likely prioritize top pass rushers, instead. Chubb is a special pass-rush prospect who is all but guaranteed to be a top-10 pick.nike_chargers_547-180x180

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The Bengals quarterback had not and spun away, though did through an incomplete pass.

Stanton said he spoke to new Marlins leader Derek Jeter about the direction of the franchise after the former Yankee shortstop’s ownership group took over. Stanton thought the club had a good lineup and needed to add pitching. Jeter thought the club needed to subtract assets to rebuild.

“When I signed up in Miami I wanted things to work out, and I had a good vision there,” Stanton said. “But sometimes things spiral out of place and you need to find a new home.”

Overzealous officiating is ruining the game Because the NFL has tried to officiate safety into the game, we see players afraid to play defense. There were two examples in Monday’s game. Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree wrapped up Dalton, but let him go when he thought Dalton released the ball.

Sunday toward the end of an early afternoon laugher between the Patriots and Bills, star tight end Rob Gronkowski grew frustrated by what he considered to be uncalled holding and directed his anger at Bills rookie defensive back Tre’Davious White. At the time, White was flat on his stomach, just beginning to rise from the ground. Gronkowski came in long after the play had been whistled dead, leaped forward with his full body weight and drove his left elbow into White’s helmet. From behind.

Because as disturbing as the hits by Smith-Schuster and Iloka were, they were maybe a 7.8 on the WTF meter compared to Gronk going Shane Stant on White and scoring a 9.9. That the NFL would attempt to put Monday’s events in the same category is the worst piece of league-office maneuvering we’ve seen since “Thursday Night Football” was invented.lakers_012

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NFL playoff picture, scenarios: How Jaguars, Eagles, others can clinch in Week 14

At 37, he faces an uncertain future — certainly with the Giants and maybe in the NFL.

To quote another New York sports icon, Yogi Berra: “When you come to the fork in the road, take it.”

Although he has a no-trade clause and is under contract with the Giants through the 2019 season, the team’s decision-makers, as currently constructed, made it clear he’s not starting for the foreseeable future.

“I think he can still win in the NFL, yes. And I hope it’s here, but that’ll be a discussion for the offseason,” team owner John Mara said Wednesday (via NJ.com).

While Eli’s dad, Archie, told the New York Daily News that his son was “heartbroken,” the elder Manning also hinted that there could be another team in Eli’s future — once his heart heals.

“I don’t think Eli ever envisioned, until now, playing for somebody else,” the elder Manning said. “That’s the love he has for the Giants. It is kind of unique and stronger than most. It’s not just the game he loves to play. He loves to play for the Giants.”

The Knights start a five-game homestand against Carolina, which lost 3-2 to a physical Anaheim team Monday night. The Hurricanes (11-11-7) may be travel-weary playing for the second night in a row and the fifth time on a six-game road trip that concludes in Buffalo on Friday.

They are 0-2-2 in the trip, including overtime defeats at San Jose and Los Angeles.

“We’ve got to start winning games,” said center Victor Rask, who scored one of Carolina’s goals against Anaheim on Monday. “We’ve been playing good. We’ve just got to get that next step. This is a stretch where we’ve got to win games.”

Vegas hopes to build on its success at T-Mobile, where it is 11-2. The Golden Knights will play all five games in the homestand against Eastern Conference opponents — Carolina, Pittsburgh, Florida, Tampa Bay and Washington, all of which have not faced Vegas.panthers_116

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The Saints’ concerns echo what the Seahawks said last month after an injury-marred win over the Cardinals.

It’s pretty clear the topic of Thursday games has been discussed among players and likely will come up in the future, say when the next collective bargaining agreement is being negotiated.

“Nothing’s easy, but we hung in there and have played tough,” Manning said. “Dallas made a couple big plays, and we didn’t.”

The game capped a hectic week for the Giants that started Monday with the firing of second-year coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese and saw Spagnuolo promoted from defensive coordinator to interim coach. He coached the St. Louis Rams from 2009-11.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the former Michigan State star and a friend were both arrested on disorderly conduct charges after the incident around 2:30 a.m. ET. They were later released on $325 bond.

McDowell, the Seahawks’ second-round pick (No. 35 overall) in this year’s draft, suffered a concussion in an ATV incident this summer and will not play this season.

According to the Journal-Constitution, the police report says McDowell allegedly began yelling at bouncers outside the SL Lounge in Chamblee, claiming he had given the club $600 and wanted it back.

“Our focus every game is to hit the quarterback as hard as we can and make him uncomfortable,” defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh said. “I think we did a pretty good job of it.”
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Watch: Ryan Shazier FaceTimes Steelers teammates after playoff-clinching win over Ravens

The Steelers had to battle back Sunday night to clinch their third AFC North title in four seasons. After blowing a 14-point lead, Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown engineered two scoring drives in the final 3:15 to pull off a remarkable comeback which couldn’t have happened without a key defensive stop.

He’s not likely to play again this season and the Steelers are hurting without him. With Shazier and his top backup Tyler Matakevich (shoulder) out, Ravens running back Alex Collins ran wild Sunday night and Joe Flacco enjoyed dumping it off in the flats against Arthur Moats and Sean Spence, who was picked up off waivers to help fill the void at linebacker. Still, the Steelers found a way to win and now have a teammate worth winning for when times get tough.

Blame Dak Prescott and the absence of Ezekiel Elliott if you want. Add that to the blame last week on Bills novice quarterback Nathan Peterman, and on novice coach Sean McDermott for starting him. Regardless, the Chargers’ defense, that pass rush, the easier life that gives an opportunistic secondary — they’re making the other side look downright inept.

Geno Smith consistently took the high road and said he tried not to listen to the hate coming from fans of Manning and the Giants after he was named starter.

His father handled the situation in a similar manner. He told his son about the death threat shortly after receiving the call.

“I think my dad handled it well,” the quarterback told NJ Advance Media. “He kind of just hung up the phone. It’s just kind of shameful that would be happening because of someone doing their job. When he told me that, I was like, ‘What?’ But you kind of get a sense of comfortability from him. He was like, ‘Man, it’s nothing. Don’t worry about it. Just do your thing, play your game.’ So that was why I was able to be easy with it.”panthers_001

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