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Beethoven: Symphony No 5

Duration:
20 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 09 January 2013

Its the most famous piece of classical music ever written, an instant representation of drama, tension, even classical music itself. Whether you hear that iconic opening idea as Fate knocking at the door, or just a simple representation of a yellowhammer's song, it runs all the way through Beethoven's most popular work, his Symphony no.5. Presented by Stephen Johnson.

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  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no. 5 in C minor Op.67

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein Performer: New York Philharmonic Orchestra

    SONY CLASSICAL, SMK 47516

  • Image for Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony no. 5 in C minor Op.67

    Conductor: Karl Bohm Performer: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

    DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON, 477 547-1

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