Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 VBR MP3 Format 7.7 mb, Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67 OGG format 4.3 mb which is a free, open standard container format maintained by the Xiph.Org Foundation. The OGG format is unrestricted by software patents and is designed to provide for efficient streaming and manipulation of high quality digital multimedia.
The Fifth symphony was finished in 1808, although its composition had occupied Beethoven's attention for many years before. The first two movements were written in 1805, and sketches for them have been found as early as 1800. At its first performance, at Vienna, Dec. 22, 1808, it was numbered on the programme as the Sixth; and the latter, the Pastoral, appeared as the Fifth. Both were finished in the same year, but the priority of the C minor is clearly established by Beethoven's own numbering in the autograph. Like the Sixth, it is dedicated to Prince Lobkowitz and Count Rasoumowsky, noble patrons of music, whose names are thus consigned to immortality.
In speaking of the first four notes of the opening movement, Beethoven said, sometime after he had finished the symphony: "So pocht das Schicksal an die Pforte " (" Thus Fate knocks at the door "); and between that opening knock and the tremendous rush and sweep of the Finale, the emotions which come into play in the great conflicts of life are depicted.
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Artist/Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
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