Symphony No. 9 in D Minor: Op. 125 by Ludwig van BeethovenCompleted in 1824, three years before the composers death, Beethovens Ninth Symphony occupies a special place at the summit of Classical literature — the peak of Beethovens orchestral output and, for generations of composers, the supreme model of extended symphonic form. The finale is in itself unique in the orchestral repertory of its time, bringing the power of poetry and song to the symphonic fabric: Beethovens dramatic choral setting of Schillers Ode and die Freude — his Ode to Joy.
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Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven)
On May 7, , Ludwig van Beethoven experienced what must certainly have been the greatest public triumph of his career. The event was a rousing success; indeed, one of the most moving accounts of Beethoven 's final years describes how the profoundly deaf composer, unable to hear the colossal response of his admirers, had to be turned around by one of the soloists so that he could see the hundreds of clapping hands! Beethoven 's Symphony No. He labored on these sporadically for almost 10 years before finally deciding in to combine the two ideas into one symphony, with Friedrich von Schiller's Ode an die freude Ode to Joy -- a text he had contemplated setting for a number of years -- as the finale. The finished work is of visionary scope and proportions, and represents the apogee of technical difficulty in its day. There are passages, notably a horn solo in the slow movement, which would have been almost impossible to play on the transitional valveless brass instruments of Beethoven 's time. As Dennis Matthews writes: "As with other late-period works, there are places where the medium quivers under the weight of thought and emotion, where the deaf composer seemed to fight against, or reach beyond, instrumental and vocal limitations.
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