Symphony no. 5 in Cm, Op. 67

The Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67, was finished and first performed in 1808. It achieved fame soon enough, going on to become one of the most popular compositions in classical music. Beethoven was in his mid-thirties: his personal life was troubled by increasing deafness. In the world at large, the period was marked by the Napoleonic Wars. The symphony soon acquired status as a central item in the repertoire: groundbreaking in terms of both technical and emotional impact, it had a large influence on composers and music critics, and inspired work by such composers as Brahms ... more


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RecordingSymphony no. 5 in Cm, Op. 67 - I. Allegro con brio
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RecordingSymphony no. 5 in Cm, Op. 67 - II. Andante con moto
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RecordingSymphony no. 5 in Cm, Op. 67 - III. Allegro attacca
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