The ninth banzai B cache and because Beethoven also composed 9 symphonies and loved to walk in nature, this cache name was obvious. I take this opportunity to tell you something about his symphonies … but there is no need to read it to find the cache.
This is a nice, simple family walk (less than 5 km) in the "Grotenhout" forest of Gierle. Take Exit 22, follow the small road behind café "Het Laar". You will pass a small chapel and can finally park at N51° 16.884 E04° 52.347 (crossing : Schoorstraat - Grotenhout ).
The stash is hidden at N 51° 17.ABC and E04°52.DEF. So you need to find 6 numbers to replace ABC DEF.
De negende banzai B cache en omdat Beethoven ook 9 symfonieën schreef en daarenboven van de natuur hield , verklaart de titel van deze cache. De informatie van zijn symfonieën krijg je er zomaar bij maar hebben niets te maken dat tot het vinden van de stach leidt.
Het is een mooie, eenvoudige familiewandeling in het Grotenhout bos van Gierle. Neem afrit 22, sla de weg in achter café "Het Laar". Volgen tot aan een kapelletje en parkeren kan op N51° 16.884 E04° 52.347 (kruispunt : Schoorstraat - Grotenhout ).
De stach is verstopt op N 51° 17.ABC and E04°52.DEF. Zoek de 6 cijfers om ABC DEF te vervangen.
WP1 : N51° 16.884 E04° 52.347
Please read the information board of the Grotenhout forest nearby the entrace and find a first tag.
Lees de informatie op het bord aan de ingang en zoek het eerste tagje.
Symphony 1: As Hollywood is today to the film industry, so was Vienna to the music world in the past . This earliest of Beethoven's symphonies premiered at the Hofburgtheater on April 2, 1800. From the very opening chord, to the concluding march-like theme, which bore a marked resemblance to a German drinking song, Beethoven colored an established musical genre with his own wry wit.
WP2 : N 51° 17.045 E04° 52.404 "Uitgang Schoorstraat"
Symphony 2 : Beethoven's hearing was failing quickly. He fell into the deepest of depressions: : "It was not possible for me to say to men, 'Speak louder, shout, for I am deaf!' Alas, how could I declare the weakness of a sense which in me ought to be more acute than in others .… In that last half of his life, Beethoven produced his greatest compositions . Of all those works, none is more truly heroic than the Second Symphony (April 5, 1803).
Symphony 3 : This piece had such a powerful impact on the public, for it was inspired by one of the most powerful of men of the day: Napoleon Bonaparte. In 1803 Beethoven complied with a suggestion from the French ambassador to Vienna that he begin a symphony honouring the "First Consul.". In 1804, Napoleon crowned himself Emperor, and Beethoven, in a fury, ripped the title page from the score. The symphony's new sub-title; "Eroica", premiered in Vienna April 7, 1805.
WP3 : N 51° 17.059 E04° 52.949
A stump just over the ditch with an iron bar in it; the stump and the oak hide a tag
Een stronk juist over de gracht met een betonijzer in; the stronk en de eik hebben een (zelfde) plaatje
Symphony 4 : Beethoven's Fourth Symphony has suffered an unenviable fate, that of obscurity. Standing as it does immediately after his heroic Third and just before his tragic Fifth, it was "a slender Greek maiden between two Norse gods.". The Fourth Symphony is filled with musical jokes. The new symphony premiered in March of 1807.
WP4 : N51° 17.174 E04° 53.035
2 oak rafters as a bridge over a ditch. Find the tag.
2 eiken balken over de gracht. Zoek het plaatje.
Symphony 5 : December 22, 1808: one of the most significant concerts in all of music history. He began the work around 1804. The Fifth Symphony has undergone much analysis and those first four notes have drawn much of the attention. Beethoven himself allegedly described them as "Fate knocking at the door".
Symphony 6 : In the Beethoven's own words, "I love a tree more than a man." Beethoven was always most at ease when vacationing in the countryside, where he could take long solitary walks through the fields and the woods. Although this love of nature is heard in several Beethoven works, no piece is more clearly in that spirit than this 'Pastorale'. The titles of each of the Pastoral Symphony's five movements give a clear picture of what the composer had in mind; "Awakening of Cheerful Feelings on Arriving in the Country", "Scene by the Brook" …
WP5 : N51° 17.362 E04° 53.240
The house number of this building … = A
Het huisnummer ... = A
Symphony 7 : 1811, Beethoven's health was declining, and his growing deafness seemed irreversible. He met one of the outstanding figures of German culture, the writer and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The Symphony was completed several months later. The composer himself conducted the premiere in 1813. If anyone plays the Seventh, tables and benches, cans and cups, the grandmother, the blind and the lame, the children in the cradle fall to dancing.
WP6 N51° 17.410 E04° 53.030 (Water)
If you look at it from the sky it looks like the number … = C
Vanuit de lucht lijkt dit op het cijfer ... = C
Symphony 8 : Musicologists have made much of the alternating moods of Beethoven symphonies. The fact that the even-numbered ones tend to be light and bright while the odd-numbered ones are grand and powerful. But the tumultuous Fifth and the placid Sixth were on his desk at the same time. The epic Seventh and the jolly Eighth also shared the drawing board.
The cache : N 51° 17. A B C and E04°52. D E F
Find the concrete lid, near the road, covered partly with 'nature'. And enjoy the trill of finding the hidden stash.
Zoek het beton deksel, vlak naast de weg, gedeeltelijk begroeid. Geniet van de vreugde om de verborgen stash te vonden.
Symphony 9 : Vienna on May 7, 1824: it's a familiar tale, an aging Beethoven, ill and deaf, conducting the orchestra and chorus in the premiere of his Ninth Symphony, conducting even after they had ceased to perform, after they had reached the end of the stunning new work, after the audience had already begun to applaud. It was clear that he could never have heard a note of this most magnificent composition.
Beethoven had first encountered Schiller's poem "An die Freude" ("To Joy") over thirty years before he completed the Ninth Symphony. Ten years would pass before this final symphony's completion, ten years in which Beethoven shed blood over every note, considering and rejecting over two-hundred different versions of the "Joy" theme alone.