Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 – together with the “Ode to Joy” produced from a very rare LP recording, featuring one of the best orchestras in the world, performing the final movement for more than 3 hours.
The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (also known as “The Choral”), is Ludwig van Beethoven’s final complete symphony. Completed in 1824, the symphony is one of the best-known works in classical music. Among critics, it is almost universally considered Beethoven’s greatest work, and many consider it one of the greatest compositions in the western musical canon.
The symphony was the first example of a major composer using voices in a symphony (thus making it a choral symphony). The words are sung during the final movement by four vocal soloists and a chorus. They were taken from the “Ode to Joy”, a poem written by Friedrich Schiller in 1785 and revised in 1803, with additions made by the composer. Today, it stands as one of the most played symphonies in the world.
Enjoy and relax while listening to this really long version of the 9th Symphony by Beethoven, which can be used for various occasions like reading, gaming, learning, relaxing, doing homework and even for a musical ambiance for your guests at home and when doing any other useful things as well.
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