Thursday, September 22, 2011

Beethoven for Free

If you are a music lover, you may want to follow Alexander Street's music blog. For the next week or so, Alexander Street Press is offering a free download of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. Although themes from the Fifth and the Ninth are more famous, the Seventh is easily my favorite. Beethoven himself considered it one of his best works. The second movement of this symphony has been used effectively in a number of movie soundtracks, including Mr. Holland's Opus (1995) and The King's Speech (2010).

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