Ever wondered what Beethoven’s Fifth would sound like in a major key?

29 November 2016, 17:16

beethoven sym 5 c major

By Amy MacKenzie

Someone has rewritten the most famous phrase in classical music, but happy!

When you’re sitting in work or school, a little bit bored, does your mind starts to wander to unusual and unanswerable things? You know, how many sheep are there in New Zealand, will cars ever fly, or what would Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 sound like in a major key? That kind of thing.

Sadly we can’t answer the first two, but someone with a lot of time on their hands has come up with an answer for the third.

YouTuber mead1995 has created a video with an interactive score of the first movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, but in C Major. 

What do you think of this version of Beethoven’s masterpiece? Let us know in the comments below.

Classic FM Apps

Get the Classic FM app for iPhone, iPad and Android - now with HD audio

Musical abbreviations quiz asset

You won’t get 20/20 on this quiz if you don’t know your musical abbreviations

musician would you rather

This musician edition of Would You Rather is completely excruciating

greatest best man speech

Everyone is saying this pianist gave the greatest best man speech of all time