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Celebrate Beethoven's birthday with charming Google Doodle puzzle

Beethoven needs your help piecing his treasured music sheets back together in this Google Doodle. You're going to want to crank your speakers for this one.

Beethoven emerges triumphantly from the river, ready to give a masterful performance at the symphony hall.

Screenshot by Anthony Domanico/CNET

Horses, birds and even the wind are trying to stop Beethoven from reaching the symphony hall in a new Google Doodle musical puzzle, and it's up to you to help the composer overcome these obstacles so he can put on a grand performance.

The puzzle plays out as a mini story, with Beethoven grabbing his sheet music and heading to the symphony hall.

But things immediately take a turn as a horse rips Beethoven's "Fifth Symphony" into four pieces, and you as the player must piece them together in the right order so the music flows as beautifully as the great composer intended.

And the horse's destruction is just the beginning of a series of unfortunate events Beethoven must overcome on his journey. Once you put the "Fifth Symphony" together, Beethoven manages to get his masterpieces stuck in a tree, run over by a carriage and then finally sent into the river, leaving you to piece together "Für Elise," "Moonlight Sonata" and the "Ode to Joy" in time for the show.

If you're successful -- and you will be, you crafty puzzle masters, you -- Beethoven will triumphantly walk into the symphony hall to deliver a grand performance to the music lovers in attendance. You're definitely going to want to crank your speakers up for this one.

The puzzle celebrates Beethoven's 245th birthday, but since nobody knows when Beethoven was actually born, the folks at Google chose to celebrate on the day he was baptized, December 17, 1770. The puzzle went live on Wednesday evening, and will be available throughout the day Thursday.