Beethoven’s unfinished symphony finished by AI

Musicians, historians and scientists join forces to ‘create something that Beethoven himself might have written’

Beethoven statue in Germany
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One of history’s most famous composers will deliver a new work from beyond the grave next week - with a little help from a team of modern-day composers, musicologists and computer scientists.

Beethoven began what would have been his tenth symphony in the final years of his life. But poor health prevented him from completing more than a few musical sketches before his death at the age of 56, in 1827.

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