Anthem of Europe – Inno europeo

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 represents Europe as a whole, rather than any organisation. It is based on the final movement of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony composed in 1823, and is played on official occasions by both organisations.

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