Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 - Fate Knocking at the Door

1 Sep 2017

Barcode: 0190295779658

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Other participants: Kurt Masur,
New York Philharmonic Orchestra

Fateful Masterpiece

“This is the sound of Fate knocking at the door.” These were the words with which Beethoven characterized the world-famous opening motif – later interpreted as the Morse code for “V” – from his Fifth. History has understood the Fifth Symphony as a large-scale narrative of victory and defeat, of the eternal human struggle with fate, of sorrow and redemption. From its first chord to its triumphal end, the symphony unfolds in a mighty arch of tension, holding the listener spellbound. One of the most fascinating symphonic masterworks in musical history!