“Ode to Joy” is best known for its use by Ludwig van Beethoven in the final (fourth) movement of his Ninth Symphony, completed in 1824. Beethoven’s text is not based entirely on Schiller’s poem, and introduces a few new sections. His tune (but not Schiller’s words) was adopted as the Anthem of Europe by the Council of Europe in 1972 and subsequently by the European Union.
The melody is one of the most famous music of all time, even if it was not created for the classical guitar, it can certainly be a small piece for beginners or to listen to those who do not know the true repertoire of the classical guitar.
If you are approaching the classical guitar I can also advise you to listen to my music. Thank you.
VIDEO: Ode To Joy (L. Van Beethoven) – Easy Classical Guitar
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