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Listen Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125

June 15, 2006 – The Philadelphia Orchestra performs the Beethoven's ninth and final symphony.

Listen Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93

June 14, 2006 – The Eighth continued his trend of retreating to classical styles in even-numbered symphonies.

Listen Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

June 13, 2006 – First performed to benefit Viennese soldiers, the Seventh Symphony was embraced for its beauty.

Listen Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68

June 12, 2006 – Beethoven publicly declared the Sixth Symphony's "extramusical" purpose: an expression of nature.

Listen Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

June 9, 2006 – Beethoven's Fifth, once overshadowed by the "Eroica," has become one of his best-known works.

Listen Symphony No. 4 in B Flat Major, Op. 60

June 8, 2006 – Beethoven's Fourth Symphony is often overshadowed by the more dynamic Third and Fifth symphonies.

Listen Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major, Op. 55

June 7, 2006 – Beethoven's Third Symphony, a turning point in music history, was long and technically challenging.

Listen Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 21

June 6, 2006 – During this piece's composition, Beethoven began to acknowledge the deterioration of his hearing.

Listen Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21

June 5, 2006 – Beethoven's First Symphony, dedicated to Baron Gottfried Van Swieten, came at age 29.

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