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-The 17th August saw the premiere of Beethoven’s Tenth Symphony in E Flat Major at the Royal Opera House. Such was the build up to the Symphony that even Prince William and his wife attended as representatives of the Royal Family. The Symphony consisted of three distinct movements with the final movement being a Choral one, taking fifty-two minutes in total for its completion. The first movement was a light and airy piece, symbolic of the traditional innocence of the Green and Pleasant Land. The second movement took on a much darker tone, showing how the threats of the time, such as tyranny, the ‘Dark Satanic Mills’ and hatred was threatening this traditional innocence. The final movement was the Choral piece, an extended adaptation of Blake’s poem And Those Feet in Ancient Time’ showing the hope that these threats would be overcome and Britain would become even greater.+The 17th August saw the premiere of Beethoven’s Tenth Symphony in E Flat Major at the Royal Opera House. Such was the build up to the Symphony that even Prince William and his wife attended as representatives of the Royal Family. The Symphony consisted of three distinct movements with the final movement being a Choral one, taking fifty-two minutes in total for its completion. The first movement was a light and airy piece, symbolic of the traditional innocence of the Green and Pleasant Land. The second movement took on a much darker tone, showing how the threats of the time, such as tyranny, the ‘Dark Satanic Mills’ and hatred was threatening this traditional innocence. The final movement was the Choral piece, an extended adaptation of Blake’s poem //And Those Feet in Ancient Time// showing the hope that these threats would be overcome and Britain would become even greater.
  
 The Symphony was greeted with rapturous applause from the audience, even Prince William joined in for the initial applause but not the six rounds that followed it. Beethoven, feeble and utterly deaf, took great pleasure in the applause from the audience, believing that his work had been accepted by all classes of Britain. The Symphony would be the most divisive of Beethoven’s work for critics. While it was and still is, agreed that the Tenth Symphony is inferior in terms of complexity and scope to the Ninth, the work did gain a much larger appreciation in Britain than the Continent and other countries. The third movement was eventually adopted as Britain’s unofficial National Anthem for sporting and social events. The Symphony was greeted with rapturous applause from the audience, even Prince William joined in for the initial applause but not the six rounds that followed it. Beethoven, feeble and utterly deaf, took great pleasure in the applause from the audience, believing that his work had been accepted by all classes of Britain. The Symphony would be the most divisive of Beethoven’s work for critics. While it was and still is, agreed that the Tenth Symphony is inferior in terms of complexity and scope to the Ninth, the work did gain a much larger appreciation in Britain than the Continent and other countries. The third movement was eventually adopted as Britain’s unofficial National Anthem for sporting and social events.
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