Jun 18, 2019 · Ludwig van Beethoven (December 16, 1770–March 26, 1827) was a German composer and musician. His work embraced a range of musical styles, from the classical to the romantic; although Beethoven composed music for a variety of settings, he is best known for his nine symphonies.
Marked explicitly as a funeral march, Beethoven’s second movement is a furor of emotional activity, referred to by composer Hector Berlioz as “a drama in itself” (Lockwood, Beethoven’s Symphonies, 70), suggesting that Beethoven demanded more attention and concentration from his listeners than previously expected.
This is the first movement of Beethoven's 5th symphony. Composed between 1804 and 1808.
John McCabe CBE (21 April 1939 – 13 February 2015) was a British composer and pianist. He created works in many different forms, including symphonies, ballets, and solo works for the piano. He served as director of the London College of Music from 1983 to 1990.