|Ludwig van Beethoven. Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92. Full score.|
|Elibron Classics, 2000, 94 pages|
|After the unusual and somewhat programmatic Pastoral Symphony, Beethoven's seventh entry into the genre served as a welcome return to the boldly visceral territory of the Third and Fifth symphonies. Indeed, the Seventh Symphony astonished its first audiences because of its complete lack of a slow movement. However, despite the surprises Beethoven threw at his listeners, the work's premiere-in a concert performance alongside Wellington's Victory-was a success.|
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|Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), list of works|
|Regarded by listeners of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as the epitome of the "tortured artist," Ludwig van Beethoven came close to committing suicide in 1802 when he realized he was going deaf. Luckily for us, he resisted the urge, instead going on to pen some of the finest works of music ever written —many of which his deafness prevented him from ever hearing.|
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