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      • Portrait of Ludwig van Beethoven in 1820. Beethoven was almost completely deaf when he composed his Ninth Symphony. The Philharmonic Society of London originally commissioned the symphony in 1817. The main composition work was done between autumn 1822 and the completion of the autograph in February 1824.
  1. Beethoven apparently contemplated more than 200 versions of the Ode to Joy theme before he settled on one, like he knew the symphony would carry the weight of history: On Christmas Day 1989, Leonard Bernstein conducted it to celebrate the historic fall of the Berlin Wall, changing “joy” to “freedom” in the Ode to Joy chorus.

  2. The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, is a choral symphony, the final complete symphony by Ludwig van Beethoven, composed between 1822 and 1824. It was first performed in Vienna on 7 May 1824. The symphony is regarded by many critics and musicologists as Beethoven's greatest work and one of the supreme achievements in the history of music.

  3. On December 25, 1989, Bernstein conducted Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in East Berlin's Schauspielhaus as part of a celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The concert was broadcast live in more than twenty countries to an estimated audience of 100 million people.

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  6. Bernstein in Vienna: Beethoven - The Ninth Symphony in D Minor: Directed by Humphrey Burton. With Leonard Bernstein, Plácido Domingo, Gwyneth Jones, Martti Talvela.

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  7. Jun 19, 2015 · The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (sometimes known simply as “the Choral”), is the final complete symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven (17 December 1770-26 March 1827). Completed in 1824, the symphony is one of the best-known works of the repertoire of classical music.

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