The Symphony No.9 in D minor is one of Beethoven’s most famous works as well as his last symphonies composed. Beethoven’s symphonies were performed in concert halls for the ruling and middle class alike. The 9th was no different. When it was fully completed in 1824 it premiered at Karntnertor Theater in Vienna. At the time of it completion Beethoven was fully deaf. The ninth symphony is based on a Schiller’s poem “The Ode to Joy ” which had been a source of interested and inspiration for Beethoven from as early as 1793 when Beethoven first sought to write this composition. This was the start of Beethoven’s musical master piece the ninth symphony. The ninth symphony is probably one of the most famous symphonies performed in the classical era.
The musical theme of Part IV was not fully written until only a year before the completion of the symphony. Which could possible explain some things about the composition of the Ninths form as well as that Beethoven was deaf during a large part its creation. As you listen you can notice something about the trend to this symphony it almost seems that it is an attempt at embracing a type organized chaos in a truly magnificent way. As each section of the orchestra seems to clash and compete with one another as the composition of the ninth unfolds into something that is unexplainably magnificent. That raises a complex and seemly unexplained mix of emotion that I can only compare to the likes of thunder storm.
“All About Beethoven”, 2004-2006.Ver. 5.0.”, http://www.all-about-beethoven.com/symphony9.html.