ISBN 9781585600922. With Text Language: English. Classical.
Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is one of the most recognizable pieces of music ever written. With numerous appearances in popular culture including movies, television, rock, and disco, it stands alone as the most popular of Beethoven's nine symphonies. This special treat will enable musicians of all ages to experience the genius of Beethoven's most significant work as a solo or any assorted instrumental combination as this piece is arranged for Trumpet, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trombone and Flute or Violin in accommodating keys with piano accompaniment. This famous Beethoven classic is a great addition to our ever strong instrumental solo library. Beethoven's Fifth was first performed in Vienna in 1808, but was not initially recognized as an innovative piece of music. This was mostly due to poor conditions at this 1st performance that included a frigidly cold theater and a poorly prepared orchestra. Even though the debut left critics with mixed opinions, people soon realized it was unlike anything they had heard before. Robert Schumann, a German composer and influential music critic wrote, "This symphony invariably wields its power over men of every age like those great phenomena of nature. This symphony, too, will be heard in future centuries, nay, as long as music and the world exist.".