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Symphony No. 9 in D minor (1824) by Ludwig van Beethoven

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Symphony No. 9 in D minor (Song)

composed by Ludwig van Beethoven

1824
 
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The reason a standard compact disc (CD) is 74 minutes in length is because the longest known recording of Beethoven's 9th Symphony lasted that long and the original creators wanted this symphony to be able to be contained on this new audio format.