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QUESTION: I've heard this piece (of rather these two fragments... possibly of the same piece) in a number of historical documentaries. I think its Wagner but that's as far I can go.

Here is the Youtube URL:

The two pieces I'm looking to identify are at 0m00s and 5m13s

Thank you.

ANSWER: Hi there, Victor,

Sorry for the delay.
This is Beethoven, Symphony 7, Movement 2.
Another link to the song from a movie:

That is Mr. Holland's Opus.
There is some info about Beethoven's life in there, too.
The Symphony was written in 1811-12 during Napoleon's siege against Russia.
The sadness of the melody signifies Beethoven's extreme disagreement with how Napoleon handled his poltical decision.

Hope this answers your question.

Best regards,

Charles E.J. Moulton
Baritone, Author, Actor, Painter

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QUESTION: I wish there had been a way to update my original questions after I sent it. Only minutes later did I suddenly remembered that the first segment was from Beeethoven's 7th Symphony (I finally identified it listening to a Peanuts cartoon "It's the Easter Beagle"... the series has a lot of Beethoven).

However I listened to all four Symphony 7 movements on Youtube and couldn't locate the second clip starting at 5m13s in

Hi there,

Sorry for the delay in my response.
I.think I sent my answer simultaneously when you did.
But.I think we came to the same conclusion that it was Beethoven.
If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to ask.,


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