I was curious as to everyone's favorite symphony by Beethoven. I'm not saying that Beethoven is the greatest composer, I just happened to choose his name. Also, it would be too vast to include sonatas, canons, concertos and other pieces, so I thought I would stick to symphonies. Is there a particular symphony that moves you more than others? What is it about that symphony? And I'm not just referring to the bass of course, but the entire song. Any critical analysis of any of the pieces is most certainly welcomed. I have to say that the 9th symphony is my favorite. I know that often this piece is dismissed by many critics, but it is definitely my favorite. Although I really enjoy the Pastoral, there's something about this piece. Also, it's one of the first pieces of classical music that I critically listened to. Hearing a chorus behind an orchestra makes for some extremely powerful music in my opinion. The poem's melody is strong and triumphant. I've always considered it probably my favorite overall composition of art music.