Beethoven: Symphonies and Overtures

Beethoven: Symphonies and Overtures

Beethoven’s nine symphonies reached beyond the court audience that so much classical music was created for. The composer wrote epic works that confronted social and political issues; his affinity for the ideas behind the French Revolution are embedded in the Fifth Symphony. Although these pieces were performed during his lifetime, it's a body of work that truly became ingrained in the public consciousness in the decades after his death.

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