'To make of' means 'to have a particular opinion about or understanding of'── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/make_1
what are we to make of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony?
What is the maining of this sentence? Any help will be appreciated.
I am not a teacher.
'To make of' is a phrasal verb that means to understand the meaning of something. So, the sentence means something like 'What is Beethoven's Ninth Symphony all about? What, if anything, is its meaning?'