Did You Know?
states in his introduction that at the time he wrote this symphony, Beethoven was going blind, and had already gone completely deaf. Beethoven never did go blind (Johann Sebastian Bach
did), and he was not totally deaf yet when he composed the symphony. See more
Symphony No. 5: 1st Movement
Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
Played by the NBC Symphony Orchestra (as the Symphony of the Air)
Conducted by Leonard Bernstein See more