Ode to Joy - European Anthem
Ode to Joy (German original title: "Ode an die Freude") is the anthem of the European Union and the Council of Europe; both of which refer to it as the European Anthem due to the Council's intention that it represent Europe as a whole, rather than any organisation. It is based on the final movement of Beethoven's 9th Symphony composed in 1823 and played on official occasions by both organisations. (Source: Wikipedia)
|Track ID number:||6289|
|Genres:||Beethoven -- World: European & others|
|Moods/Emotions:||Excited / Enthusiastic / Energetic -- Happy / Joyful / Positive -- Heroic / Patriotic / Valiant|
|Suggested Production Types:||Business / Corporate -- Children / Toddlers / Babies -- Love Story / Romance|
|Prominent Instruments:||Drums (Big, Epic or Marching) -- Full orchestra -- Piano (Acoustic)|
|Tempo feel:||Medium -- Fast|
|Tempo Beats Per Minute:||121|
|Artist:||Beethoven, Ludwig van -- Wojciech Panufnik|
|Composer:||Beethoven, Ludwig van -- Wojciech Panufnik|
|Publisher:||Woiciech Panufnik (no affiliation)|
|PRO / Non-PRO Track?||Non PRO (What's this?)|
|WAV file bit depth:||CD-quality / 16-bit (What's this?)|
|CD-collection containing this track:|| Music collection: Spirit of Europe, Vol. 1 |
Ludwig van Beethoven
December 17, 1770 – March 26, 1827
The German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the most influential composers ever to grace classical music. His contributions were crucial to the evolution from the Classical and Romantic musical eras. Known as a quick-tempered personality, Beethoven’s life was filled with tumult and drama.
Beethoven was recognized as a prodigy as a young age, and was trained by his father. He played viola, meeting other notable players of the time. At 22, Beethoven moved to Vienna from Bonn, and studied under Franz Joseph Haydn. The relationship was not an easy one, however it became a catalyst for Beethoven’s style. During this time he was known for his virtuosity as a pianist, and as a composer, and began composing his own works. His pieces were considered unique and bold.
In 1801, Beethoven realized he was going deaf. Despite this, this time was marked by brilliant compositions such as Symphony No. 3. He continued to compose for a decade even while deaf, and his most triumphant pieces originate from this time.
Piano Concerto #5 in E-flat
Violin Concerto in D
Symphony #3 in E-flat
Symphony #5 in C Minor
Symphony #6 in F
Symphony #9 in D
Wojciech Panufnik is music composer and sound effects designer from Poland. He creates music for tv and radio commercials as well as music and sound effects for flash and mobile games.
He has been composing science early 90s. His music adventure started with tracker music and demoscene. The next step was experimental electronic music (ambient, idm, chillout, dub, dnb) which he also creates till now under nickname x-ceed.
The electronic music influences and experimenting can be heard in some of his music tracks created for multimedia projets.