Adagio Molto e Cantabile – 3rd Movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

This is my favorite piece of music of all time.

Beethoven’s 9th Symphony is known as one of the greatest compositions ever. And the 3rd movement, in my opinion, is one of the most enormous, most beautiful works of art that humanity has ever produced.

It contrasts sharply with the other movements of the 9th, which are for the most part much more famous and recognizable, even in popular culture.

When I was 16 years old I first listened to this piece and it brought tears to my eyes and chills to my spine.

I am 60 now, and it still has the same effect.

 

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