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Browse: Beethoven - Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 'Choral'

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827)Composed: 1822–24First performed: 7th May 1824,  Theater am Kärntnertor, ViennaArtists in first performance: Kärntnertor house orchestra, Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde with soloists: Henriette Sontag (soprano), Caroline Unger (alto), Anton Haizinger (tenor), and Joseph Seipelt (bass)Lyricist: Friedrich Schiller's "Ode to Joy"Dedicated to: Friedrich Wilhem III of Prussia

The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, is a choral symphony, the final complete symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven, composed between 1822 and 1824. It was first performed in Vienna on 7 May 1824. The symphony is regarded by many critics and musicologists as Beethoven's greatest work and one of the supreme achievements in the history of music. One of the best-known works in common practice music, it stands as one of the most performed symphonies in the world.

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