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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。

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said he was looking forward to going to the White House, but did not want to address the canceled visit further.

The Eagles insisted that they remained united through everything, especially after the White House released statements Monday night and Tuesday saying the team used the planned visit as a political stunt, and that the Eagles abandoned their fans.

This is going to be a blanket statement, and then I’m not going to discuss it further, Pederson said. I was looking forward to going down, obviously. We did something last season that was very special. It’s a milestone here in the city of Philadelphia, our organization, and I was looking forward to going down and being recognized as world champions. It is what it is. We’re here today. We’ve got an OTA practice. I’m focused on these next couple of days, getting through next week and onto training camp. So that’s where we’re at.

The players had met often during the three weeks since the invitation was extended in May. That included right up until the event was canceled Monday. Through it all, they kept saying they hadn’t formalized a plan. Some, such as Jenkins and Long, had said they planned to perform community service in Washington instead of going to the White House.

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As we see players make leaps in their second season on the job, play-callers can explode after becoming more comfortable with the playmakers on his new team. Shanahan’s tenure in Atlanta is instructive in this regard. The Falcons were 21st in scoring in Shanny’s first season before leaping to the top spot in his second.

Sarkisian would love to follow that example.

I think the biggest thing for me is just overall comfort level, Sarkisian said of beginning his second season. When I came in a year ago, it was learning the system that was in place. It was learning the players that were in place. In Year 2, I have a year in the system. Now I can make some of the tweaks that I feel like are needed for this offense to continue to grow. I’ve got a really good understanding of every player — and the things that they’re really good at, the things that they maybe need to work on, and things that I would be wrong in putting them in position to do.

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Free agent running back Adrian Peterson is in shape, and he wants NFL teams to know it.

Peterson has been posting videos of himself doing grueling cardio workouts on the treadmill, jumping onto boxes with a barbell on his back, and so on. Peterson said this week on ESPN that he’s hoping teams will notice those workouts and give him a call.

There’s no question that Peterson is in the kind of shape most people could never fathom, and he says the neck injury that ended his 2017 season is totally healed. But whether any team thinks he can still contribute remains to be seen.

Darnold’s development has included lots of rewinding and fast-forwarding through plays, and dissecting every move. He’s got that type of time now, because football is the only thing that matters these days.

I don’t have class, so I’m spending every single day in the film room or on the practice field, he said. So in regards to that, just being able to spend time watching football and playing football is awesome. To be able to come in here every single day and do it for a living, that’s pretty sweet.

Darnold also recognizes the value of working with McCown and Bridgewater on and off the field.

Avril said on Dave Dameshek’s podcast that a lot of guys got turned off to Carroll when the Super Bowl ended with Russell Wilson throwing a game-losing interception to New England’s Malcolm Butler, rather than the Seahawks calling a handoff to Marshawn Lynch, which Seattle players thought would have given them a game-winning touchdown. Avril said that if the Seahawks had won that Super Bowl, which would have been their second in a row, they probably would have won another one after that, too, because the team would have been more united.

If we win that Super Bowl I think we would have won another one, Avril said. I do think the team would have bought in more to what Coach Carroll was saying, instead of going the opposite way.

As it turned out, the Seahawks began to decline amid reports that key players were increasingly not on the same page. After losing that Super Bowl after the 2014 season, the Seahawks lost in the divisional round of the playoffs in 2015 and 2016, then failed to make the playoffs in 2017. Avril attributes that decline directly to seeing players start to wonder whether Carroll’s coaching was still effective.

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I was thinking back to when he joined us, where he’s blessed to have three children now and he’s built a number of businesses and has certain responsibilities, Kraft said, per The Boston Globe. I think it’s very hard for him to fulfill those during the season and the commitment that he has to football.

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Looks good. He’s out here moving around, Shurmur said. He’s chomping at the bit, wanted to get out and do more than we’re allowing him to at this point. We’re just trying to make sure everything is healed to the fullest before we put him out there.

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Beckham didn’t attend most of last offseason’s workout program. He has been hoping to land a new contract, even if there hasn’t been much progress. But Beckham is doing his part this spring to show that he is capable of being trusted by buying into the new regime’s program and attending practices.

Shurmur, who was hired earlier this year, is still happy that Beckham has attended a good chunk of the team’s voluntary offseason workouts. It’s valuable with them learning new offensive and defensive schemes.

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I’ve never been big on titles, Flores said Friday as the Patriots made their assistants available to the media. I’m here to work. I’m here to help this team win any way I can. I think I’ve always said that in some form or fashion.

Yeah, if they want me to get water I’ll get water. If that’s the role you need to help us win then that’s what I’ll do.

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You will see (Corbett) out there, head coach Hue Jackson said on Friday. There is no question he will be out there, but I think you will see him moved around, too. We are going to kind of see where our best five guys are and how they play, but he will get an opportunity out there.

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