Ludwig van Beethoven began concentrated work on his Symphony No. 7 in A major (Op. 92) in 1811, while he was staying in the Bohemian spa town of Teplice in the hope of improving his health. It was completed in 1812, and was dedicated to Count Moritz von Fries.
Symphony No. 7 in C Major "Leningrad", Op. 60 was composed by Dmitri Shostakovich in 1941. The work was first performed by Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra under Samuil Samosud in Kuibyshev on 5 March 1942, in the middle of the World War II. The symphony is dedicated to the city of Leningrad.
Symphony No. 7 in D minor ("Symfonie c. 7 d moll"), Op. 70, by AntonÃn DvoÅ™Ã¡k (published as No. 2) was first performed in London on April 22, 1885 shortly after the piece was completed on March 17, 1885. This symphony is an emotionally turbulent work, certainly the most typically romantic symphony DvoÅ™Ã¡k wrote, reminiscent of Brahms' Fourth Symphony in both its form, scope, and tragedy.