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 This Month's Celebrated Composer

Ludwig van Beethoven

December 16th

(1770-1825)

 

Symphony No.5 (1st movement-Allegro con Brio)

Fur Elise 


 

 

 

 

Beethoven's 9th Symphony "Ode to Joy" choral  

Theme  (short)

Allegro assai vivace 4th Movement-9th Symphony Theme (Long)

 Partial English translation:
 
"O friends, no more these sounds Let us sing more cheerful songs, More full of joy!
You millions, I embrace you. This kiss is for all the world! Brothers, above the starry canopy there must dwell a loving father."

 

 

And from my friends at

Classical Magic

 

 Beethoven's 9th Symphony theme

and with lyrics (not written by Beethoven)

 

 

More from Debra Whitman's

"Composer Celebration" 

 

 

 

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  Cincinnati Public Radio