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Ludwig Van Beethoven

Symphony No. 5

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and Count Rasumovsky is visible.]] The Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67, was written by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1804–08. This symphony is one of the most popular and best-known compositions in all of classical music, and one of the most often played symphonies. It comprises four movements: an opening sonata, an andante, and a fast scherzo which leads to the finale. First performed in Vienna’s Theater an der Wien in 1808, the work achieved its prodigious reputation soon afterwards. E. T. A. Hoffmann described the symphony as “one of the most important works of the time”. It begins by stating a distinctive four-note “short-short-short-long” motif twice: :: The symphony, and the four-note opening motif in particular, are well known worldwide, with the motif appearing... Read on...

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More songs by Ludwig Van Beethoven (See Charts): Fifth Symphony, Für Elise, Symphony No. 7, Piano Sonata No. 14 (Moonlight Sonata), and Ode To Joy.

Popular in Classical Music (See Charts): Für Elise.


WTSnacks wrote on April, 20th 2008 at 7:02pm:
I love this song!

dsfargeggg wrote on April, 20th 2008 at 6:52pm:
An amazing piece of art

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