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Best Symphonies

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The Best symphonies ever written by the best composers that ever lived

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Symphony No. 9 in D minor "Choral" – Ludwig Van Beethoven Report Abuse
Get immersed in a sea of music with this piece,
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Absolute Joy
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Symphony No. 4 in E minor – Johannes Brahms Report Abuse
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Actually I'd rank Brahms Symphony No. 1 as the second to the Beethoven 9th.
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Symphony No. 2 in C minor "Resurrection" – Gustav Mahler Report Abuse
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It is music like that of Mahler’s that make me wonder if God’s love, grace and mercy is appreciated by humankind or not. Mahler’s ability to create musical themes that corroborate God’s existence and power and how precious life is. This piece of music (5th Movement) is a resemblance of pure dedication to classical music by Mahler and his gratitude to life’s greatest phenomenon, faith. In the whole classical repertoire of orchestral symphony and choral accompaniments, this is the only piece that made me cry due to its colorful yet emotional musical setting and grandeur. Mankind made music, so music is mankind's greatest gift to the world...God didn't write this symphony, Gustav Mahler did. It is an obligation for all humankind to honour God’s power and Mahler’s brilliance and gift which God blessed him with. In the finale of this last movement, Mahler said: “You shall die to find life. You shall rise again; Yes, you shall rise again in an instant. What you have overcome shall bring you to God.” Bravo Mahler…Bravo Mahler…
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Symphony No. 7 in A major – Ludwig Van Beethoven Report Abuse
A slow piece that is very profound and has a very strong impact on anyone who hears it.
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An ode to rhythm, life, and the happiness of love. The Symphony you always come back to for joy.
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Symphony No. 6 in B minor "Pathetique" – Peter Ilyitch Tchaikovsky Report Abuse
A beautiful melody with a very melancholic feel.
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Symphony No. 3 in E flat major "Eroica" – Ludwig Van Beethoven Report Abuse
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The most groundbreakingly original of all Symphonies.
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Symphony No. 40 in G minor - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Report Abuse
Unmatchable..famous for its combined balance of solemn, understated angst encapsulated with carefully channeled energy.
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Symphony No. 5 in C minor – Ludwig Van Beethoven Report Abuse
It’s hard to live anywhere without having heard this song, with the proverbial sound of death knocking on the door.
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Symphony No. 6 in F major "Pastorale" - L. van Beethoven Report Abuse
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Symphony No. 9 in E minor "From The New World" – Antonin Dvorak Report Abuse
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Symphony No. 3 in F major – Johannes Brahms Report Abuse
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Symphony No. 9 in C major "The Great" – Franz Schubert Report Abuse
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Symphony No. 1 in C minor – Johannes Brahms Report Abuse
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Symphony No. 2 in D major – Johannes Brahms Report Abuse
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Symphony No. 5 in B flat major - Franz Schubert Report Abuse
One of the most moving moments of music I have ever heard...The opening movement is pure joy to me. one of the BEST !!!
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Symphony No. 3 in E flat major "Rhenish" – Robert Schumann Report Abuse
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Symphony No. 10 in E minor – Dmitri Shostakovich Report Abuse
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Symphony No. 2 in E minor – Sergei Rachmaninoff Report Abuse
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Das Lied von der Erde - Gustav Mahler Report Abuse
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Schubert Unfinished simphony No.8 Report Abuse
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Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major - Gustav Mahler Report Abuse
Mahler uses AMAZING ideas that were 100% original and has a way of making the orchestra sound like a thing from Heaven!
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Symphony No. 2 in D major – Jean Sibelius Report Abuse
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Symphony No. 104 in D major "London" – Joseph Haydn Report Abuse
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Symphony in D minor - Cesar Franck Report Abuse
A powerful romantic symphony with many memorable themes building up to a wonderful final movement
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Symphony "Die Eieruhr" by Lukas Evangelista Report Abuse
What a Sound! Hear the 167 musicians! Best Symphony of 21. century, if it will be written!
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Symphony No. 7 in E major "Lyric" – Anton Bruckner Report Abuse
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Symphonie Fantastique – Hector Berlioz Report Abuse
A piece that is so outrageous it is sure to leave you spellbound.
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Shostakovich Simphony No.5. Report Abuse
Best simphony of the XX.century.
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Symphony No. 5 in E minor - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Report Abuse
Amazing symphony showcasing Tchaikovsky's melodic gifts. One of the most often performed symphonies, rightfully so.
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Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve Report Abuse
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Is this a joke or what???
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Symphony No. 3 in C minor "Organ" – Camille Saint Saens Report Abuse
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Symphony No. 1 in D major "Classical" – Serge Prokofiev Report Abuse
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Symphony No. 4 in A major "Italian" – Felix Mendelssohn Report Abuse
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Symphony No.1 in Bb 'Spring' - Schumann Report Abuse
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Symphony No. 25 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Report Abuse
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Mathis der Maler – Paul Hindemith Report Abuse
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John Kinsella Symphony No.3 Report Abuse
Cogent powerful music , tightly constructed and with a positive, uplifting message.
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