Artificial Intelligence puts final notes on Beethoven’s tenth symphonyDate: 14 December 2019 Tags: Fourth Industrial Revolution
A team of musicologists and programmers is racing to complete a version of the piece of Beethoven’s incomplete tenth symphony using artificial intelligence.
The final result of the project will be performed by a full orchestra on April 28 next year in Bonn, a centrepiece of celebrations for a composer who defined the romantic era of classical music.
Beethoven began working on the Tenth Symphony alongside his Ninth, which includes the world-famous "Ode To Joy".But he quickly gave up on the Tenth, leaving only a few notes and drafts by the time he died aged 57.
In the project, machine-learning software has been fed all of Beethoven's work and is now composing possible continuations of the symphony in the composer's style.
Similar AI experiments based on works by Bach, Mahler and Schubert have been less than impressive.
Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the classical and romantic eras in classical music, he remains one of the most recognized and influential musicians of this period, and is considered to be one of the greatest composers of all time.
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