Celebrating Ludwig van Beethoven

Next year 2020 is the 250th anniversary of the birth of Ludwig van Beethoven. My favourite composer. Here are 4 books from my library.

His 9th Symphony is my favourite. The famous ” Ode to Joy ” is the fourth and final movement. It is an uplifting hymn to the brotherhood of man. The Choral is based on a poem by Friedrich Schiller, written in 1785 on the brink of the French Revolution.

The Ode to Joy is the official anthem of?

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