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History: December 22 – On this day back in 1808 Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony given world premiere in Vienna…

The Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67, by Ludwig van Beethoven was composed between 1804 and 1808. This symphony is one of the most popular and interpreted compositions of classical music. It consists of four movements: it starts with an allegro of sonata, continues with a andante and ends with an uninterrupted scherzo, which comprises the last two parts. Since its premiere at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna on December 22, 1808, directed by the composer, the work acquired a notorious prestige, which still continues today. E. T. A. Hoffmann described the symphony as “one of the most important works of all time.” In Spain it premiered on the night of December 19, 1838, at the Teatro de Madrid, and a month later at the Liceo of Barcelona