- Ninth symphony
One of the great achievements of European music, it was Ludwig van Beethoven’s last symphony; known also as the “Choral” Symphony. Its finale is a musical setting of Friedrich von Schiller’s “Ode to Joy,” a hymn to the unity and freedom of humanity.
[ni-noo r-tah] /nɪˈnʊər tɑ/ noun 1. a Sumerian and Babylonian hero god.
[nahy-nuh s] /ˈnaɪ nəs/ noun 1. the legendary husband of Semiramis and founder of Nineveh. /ˈnaɪnəs/ noun 1. a king of Assyria and the legendary founder of Nineveh, husband of Semiramis
[nahy-oh-bee] /ˈnaɪ oʊˌbi/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. the daughter of Tantalus and wife of Amphion of Thebes. She provoked Apollo and Artemis to vengeance by taunting their mother, Leto, with the number and beauty of her own children; Niobe’s children were slain and Zeus turned her into stone, in which state she continued to weep […]