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Ode to Joy

Music Theory2013-5-17By: Stephen Tseronakis

Beethoven’s Ode to Joy is a famous composition that has been adopted for use in many popular culture references. But did you know that Ode to Joy was adopted as the European National Anthem in 1972? It is based on the final movement of Beethoven’s 9th symphony which was composed in 1823.


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