Beethoven, Symphony 5/1, Thielemann, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Classical music composed by Ludwig van Beethoven 01 - Allegro con brio (Beethoven, Symphony 5/1, Thielemann, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) 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.[1] It comprises four movements: an opening sonata, an andante, and a fast scherzo which leads attacca to the finale. First performed in Vienna's Theater an der Wien in 1808, the work achieved its prodigious reputation soon afterwards. ETA Hoffmann described the symphony as "one of the most important works of the time". The symphony, and the four-note opening motif in particular, are well known worldwide, with the motif appearing frequently in popular culture, from disco to rock and roll, to appearances in film and television.

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