Ninth Symphony

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One of the great achievements of European music, it was Ludwig van Beethoven's last symphony; known also as the “Choral” Symphony. Its finale is a musical setting of Friedrich von Schiller's “Ode to Joy,” a hymn to the unity and freedom of humanity.

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