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Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

Stephen Johnson explores Beethoven's most popular work and arguably the most famous pieces of classical music ever written, the Symphony No. 5 in C minor.

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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20 minutes

Music Played

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony no. 5 in C minor Op.67

    Conductor: Leonard Bernstein Performer: New York Philharmonic Orchestra

    • SONY CLASSICAL.
    • SMK 47516.
  • 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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Composer Ludwig van Beethoven

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