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  Ludwig van Beethoven


 Beethoven's Symphonies


Plenty of composers wrote more symphonies than Beethoven, but few did more to change the way the symphony sounded. Beethoven's First Symphony reflects the fact that he learned from Mozart and Haydn. At the time he composed his Third, it was the longest symphony ever written, and Beethoven's Ninth was the first symphony to use voices. Beethovenís 5th Symphony may be the most famous piece of music ever written.   [MORE]



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WHERE WERE THE COMPOSERS BORN?
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