Triumph of the Human Spirit
Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is the roar of the spirit of that great musical genius, who proclaimed, “At the end of the suffering, there is joy!”1
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Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony
No. 9 was inspired by German poet Friedrich Schiller’s “Ode to Joy,” which extolled the triumph of humanity. At 22, Beethoven attempted to set it to music, but it took more than 30 years before the poem and melody were...
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