A turning point for classical music composition. The grandest concert of the season – Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Ode to Joy. Ode to Joy is widely considered to be Beethoven’s greatest work, and one of the most supreme achievements in the history of western music. In the field of symphonic music, there is no bigger revolutionary than Beethoven, whose works were heavily influenced by socio-political events of his time, as well as his own political views and engagement as an artist and enlightened citizen.