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Ludwig van Beethoven:

Music that Imitates Inanimate Objects

The beginning of the second movement of Beethoven’s 8th Symphony imitates a metronome -- a mechanical device that ticks steadily to help musician keep to the beat of the music. Other composers wrote music that ticks, or that imitates other inanimate objects -- including a doll and a typewriter.

Music heard in this episode:

Beethoven: Symphony #8
Haydn: Symphony #101 “Clock”
Kodály: Háry János
Prokofiev: Cinderella
Anderson: Syncopated Clock
Anderson: Typewriter
Offenbach: Tales of Hoffman

Learn more about Ludwig van Beethoven

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This Week's Quiz

In Beethoven's Symphony No. 8, the machine that is being imitated is a

 clock

 metronome

 typewriter

 telephone

One of the favorite objects that composers like to imitate is a

 railroad train

 siren

 mechanical toy

 clock

The composer of The Syncopated Clock is

 Aaron Copland

 Leonard Bernstein

 Charles Ives

 Leroy Anderson

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Ludwig van Beethoven:

Music that Imitates Inanimate Objects

The beginning of the second movement of Beethoven’s 8th Symphony imitates a metronome -- a mechanical device that ticks steadily to help musician keep to the beat of the music. Other composers wrote music that ticks, or that imitates other inanimate objects -- including a doll and a typewriter.

Music heard in this episode:

Beethoven: Symphony #8
Haydn: Symphony #101 “Clock”
Kodály: Háry János
Prokofiev: Cinderella
Anderson: Syncopated Clock
Anderson: Typewriter
Offenbach: Tales of Hoffman

Learn more about Ludwig van Beethoven

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

In Beethoven's Symphony No. 8, the machine that is being imitated is a

 clock

 metronome

 typewriter

 telephone

One of the favorite objects that composers like to imitate is a

 railroad train

 siren

 mechanical toy

 clock

The composer of The Syncopated Clock is

 Aaron Copland

 Leonard Bernstein

 Charles Ives

 Leroy Anderson

 

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