Music and Poetry - Approaching Beethoven's 9th. This is the fourth in a series of podcasts intended to simply walk with you through various composers and their music. Any tool, whether for music lovers, musicians or those new to "classical" music, is always helpful in this creative process of engaged listening. I offer these thoughts to anyone and everyone as a musician who has performed, studied, lived, taught and/or conducted the wide array and miscellany of musical works in the repertoire, be they familiar masterworks or gems that are less frequently performed. In this podcast, with the intention being able to eventually approach listening and talking about Beethoven's 9th (Choral) Symphony, I present an interesting opportunity for engaged and responsive listening in order to have a new perspective about the wedding of words and music - in this case, poetry and music. Most of this process is described in the podcast, so I leave much of the details for later discovery.