Beethoven Symphony no. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Beethoven's Symphony no. 7 is a work in four movements written in 1812-13 and dedicated to Count Moritz von Fries. At its première, Beethoven was noted as remarking that it was one of his best works. The second movement was the most popular and had to be encored. Its instant success resulted in its frequent performance separate from the rest of the work. The symphony was premiered in a charity concert for wounded soldiers of the Battle of Hanau, and it was accompanied by the patriotic Wellington's victory, with an orchestra made up of the finest musicians of the day: Spohr, Hummel, Meyerbeer, Salieri, Romberg, Dragonetti, and apparently Giuliani. The symphony is scored for 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in A, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in A (E and D in the inner movements), 2 trumpets in D, timpani, and strings. Performance time lasts approximately 40 minutes.

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Recordings

Symphony no. 7 in A, Op. 92 - II. Allegretto (Piano transcription)
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Symphony no. 7 in A, Op. 92 (Lizst piano transcription)
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Symphony no. 7 in A, Op. 92 - 1. Poco sostenuto, vivace (Kalkbrenner piano transcription)
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Symphony no. 7 in A, Op. 92 - 2. Allegretto (Kalkbrenner piano transcription)
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Symphony no. 7 in A, Op. 92 - 3. Presto (Kalkbrenner piano transcription)
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Symphony no. 7 in A, Op. 92 - 4. Allegro con brio (Kalkbrenner piano transcription)
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