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05/04/1803 The first performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 in D

The Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36, is a symphony in four movements written by Ludwig van Beethoven and is dedicated to Karl Alois, Prince Lichnowsky. Beethoven produced the symphony during his stay at Heiligenstadt in 1802, at a time when his deafness was becoming more pronounced and he began to realize that it might be incurable.