INEWS: Beethoven’s famous Fifth Symphony opening was nearly abandoned, says music scholar

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Release date: 29/1/2022

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TitleBeethoven’s famous Fifth Symphony opening was nearly abandoned, says music scholar
Media name/outleti News
Media typeWeb
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Date29/01/22
DescriptionThis sliding-doors moment was uncovered by professor of music Barry Cooper, the UK’s leading Beethoven scholar, while researching a book. As he examined a sketch that was previously considered to be part of the composer’s work on Symphony No.5, Prof Cooper became convinced the “da-da-da-dumm” theme was in fact conceived as part of a separate piano fantasia in April 1804.
URLhttps://inews.co.uk/culture/arts/beethoven-fifth-symphony-opening-nearly-abandoned-music-scholar-1422771
PersonsBarry Cooper