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Ludwig van Beethoven:

Beethoven the Pianist

Beethoven was a pianist. During his lifetime, the piano changed quite a bit, and those changes were reflected in the music Beethoven composed for the intstrument. William Black, head of the piano department at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, talks with Naomi Lewin about how Beethoven's music followed the development of the piano.

Music heard in this episode:

Haydn: Harpsichord Concerto
Beethoven: Sonata #21 “Waldstein”
Beethoven: Sonata #14 “Moonlight”
Beethoven: Sonata #8 “Pathetique”
Beethoven: Sonata #17 “Tempest”
Beethoven: Sonata #14 “Moonlight”

Learn more about Ludwig van Beethoven

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This Week's Quiz

Inside a harpsichord, the strings are plucked by little quills.

 true

 false

Inside a piano, the strings are hit by hammers.

 true

 false

Many of Beethoven's piano sonatas show how large the piano keyboard of his time was.

 true

 false

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Ludwig van Beethoven:

Beethoven the Pianist

Beethoven was a pianist. During his lifetime, the piano changed quite a bit, and those changes were reflected in the music Beethoven composed for the intstrument. William Black, head of the piano department at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, talks with Naomi Lewin about how Beethoven's music followed the development of the piano.

Music heard in this episode:

Haydn: Harpsichord Concerto
Beethoven: Sonata #21 “Waldstein”
Beethoven: Sonata #14 “Moonlight”
Beethoven: Sonata #8 “Pathetique”
Beethoven: Sonata #17 “Tempest”
Beethoven: Sonata #14 “Moonlight”

Learn more about Ludwig van Beethoven

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Inside a harpsichord, the strings are plucked by little quills.

 true

 false

Inside a piano, the strings are hit by hammers.

 true

 false

Many of Beethoven's piano sonatas show how large the piano keyboard of his time was.

 true

 false

 

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