"based, very obviously, on that of Beethoven's Fifth"
Ludwig van Beethoven (1804)
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 Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a German composer and pianist. He wrote 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos and 32 piano sonatos. During the last 10 years of his life he was almost completely deaf, but this did not prevent him from composing some of his major works during that period.

Beethoven's 5th Symphony in C minor was composed between 1804 and 1808, and is one of his best known and most admired works.

Listen here to the Scherzo from Beethoven's 5th Symphony on Spotify.

Listen here to the finale from Beethoven's 5th Symphony on Spotify.