Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (1824)


Riddle of the
Alla marcia,
a.k.a.
"Turkish" march
 


Alla marcia
from lead-in to tenor solo

The riddle

A solution to the riddle


Score


Typical 17th, 18th century
Alla turca elements

 


Alla turca elements
in Beethoven's march?


 

 

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