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Ludwig van Beethoven:

Beethoven's Symphonies

Plenty of composers wrote more symphonies than Beethoven, but few did more to change the way the symphony sounded. Beethoven's First Symphony reflects the fact that he learned from Mozart and Haydn. At the time he composed his Third, it was the longest symphony ever written, and Beethoven's Ninth was the first symphony to use voices. Beethoven’s 5th Symphony may be the most famous piece of music ever written.

Music heard in this episode:

Beethoven: Symphony #1
Beethoven: Symphony #2
Beethoven: Symphony #3
Beethoven: Symphony #4
Beethoven: Symphony #5
Beethoven: Symphony #6
Beethoven: Symphony #7
Beethoven: Symphony #8
Beethoven: Symphony #9

Learn more about Ludwig van Beethoven

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This Week's Quiz

How many symphonies did Beethoven write?

 44

 9

 102

 12

Symphony #3 was originally dedicated to Napoleon before Beethoven changed its name to the Heroic Symphony.

 true

 false

What important new thing did Beethoven add to his ninth symphony?

 a fifth movement

 singers

 dances

 a string quartet

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Ludwig van Beethoven:

Beethoven's Symphonies

Plenty of composers wrote more symphonies than Beethoven, but few did more to change the way the symphony sounded. Beethoven's First Symphony reflects the fact that he learned from Mozart and Haydn. At the time he composed his Third, it was the longest symphony ever written, and Beethoven's Ninth was the first symphony to use voices. Beethoven’s 5th Symphony may be the most famous piece of music ever written.

Music heard in this episode:

Beethoven: Symphony #1
Beethoven: Symphony #2
Beethoven: Symphony #3
Beethoven: Symphony #4
Beethoven: Symphony #5
Beethoven: Symphony #6
Beethoven: Symphony #7
Beethoven: Symphony #8
Beethoven: Symphony #9

Learn more about Ludwig van Beethoven

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

How many symphonies did Beethoven write?

 44

 9

 102

 12

Symphony #3 was originally dedicated to Napoleon before Beethoven changed its name to the Heroic Symphony.

 true

 false

What important new thing did Beethoven add to his ninth symphony?

 a fifth movement

 singers

 dances

 a string quartet

 

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