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Ludwig van Beethoven:

About Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a uniquely talented composer and musician. But by the time Beethoven was 30, his increasing deafness put an end to his career as a pianist. That did not stop him from continuing to compose some of the most beautiful music the world has ever known. As a composer, Beethoven was a revolutionary. He took the Classical forms he learned from Mozart and Haydn, and pushed them into the next period of musical history -- the Romantic era.

Music heard in this episode:

Beethoven: Symphony #5
Beethoven: Für Elise
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 18 #2
Beethoven: Sonata #18
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5
Beethoven: Symphony #7
Beethoven: Leonore Overture #3
Beethoven: Symphony # 9

Learn more about Ludwig van Beethoven

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This Week's Quiz

Beethoven's favorite instrument was the

 cello

 piano

 clarinet

 trumpet

Beethoven's teacher in Vienna was

 Vivaldi

 Haydn

 Handel

 Brahms

Beethoven gave up his career as a pianist because

 he was going deaf

 he wanted to play the clarinet

 he didn't have time to practice

 he wanted to compose more music

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Ludwig van Beethoven:

About Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven was a uniquely talented composer and musician. But by the time Beethoven was 30, his increasing deafness put an end to his career as a pianist. That did not stop him from continuing to compose some of the most beautiful music the world has ever known. As a composer, Beethoven was a revolutionary. He took the Classical forms he learned from Mozart and Haydn, and pushed them into the next period of musical history -- the Romantic era.

Music heard in this episode:

Beethoven: Symphony #5
Beethoven: Für Elise
Beethoven: String Quartet Op. 18 #2
Beethoven: Sonata #18
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5
Beethoven: Symphony #7
Beethoven: Leonore Overture #3
Beethoven: Symphony # 9

Learn more about Ludwig van Beethoven

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

Beethoven's favorite instrument was the

 cello

 piano

 clarinet

 trumpet

Beethoven's teacher in Vienna was

 Vivaldi

 Haydn

 Handel

 Brahms

Beethoven gave up his career as a pianist because

 he was going deaf

 he wanted to play the clarinet

 he didn't have time to practice

 he wanted to compose more music

 

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