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07/05/1824 Beethoven's 9th Symphony premieres in Vienna

The Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, was first performed in Vienna. The symphony is one of the best-known works in common practice music. It is widely viewed by critics as one of Beethoven's greatest works and one of the greatest compositions in the western musical canon.


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