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Symphony         Back to Musical Genre

This term has had several meanings over the centuries. In the Baroque era, it could refer to an overture or orchestral interlude. From the Classical period onwards it has come to mean a large-scale orchestral composition in several movements.



Playlist - Symphony 

Beethoven Symphony No. 5  

Mozart Symphony No. 41  

Brahms Symphony No. 2  

Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3 

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 


Schubert Symphony No. 8  


Haydn Symphony No. 92 

Beethoven Symphony No. 6

Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 

Sibelius Symphony No. 2 


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The Development of the Symphony