“Play date” has a completely new meaning for this group of musicians— some are professionals, some haven’t touched an instrument since high school. In fact, they performed an instrumental version of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, with their babies wrapped around their bodies, to celebrate having “their hands free for everything, from houseworks to artistic pursuits.”
Of course, there are also practical reasons as to why there is no choir erupting in a full-blown interpretation of “Freude schöner Götterfunken, Tochter aus Elysium, wir betreten feuertrunken, Himmlische dein Heiligtum, usw.” In fact, they perform on a sound level that is tolerable for the sensitive ears of the little ones!
Well, we are sure these babies will find Ludwig’s Ode to Joy way more entertaining and appealing than the repetitive, and not-so-vaguely irritating episodes of the Teletubbies. Our advice: expose your children to classical music as soon as possible. While you may avoid the mortal grip of Teletubbies and similar show, however, there will be no escape from Let It Go.