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Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 8


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Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

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. Beethovenís 5th Symphony may be the most famous piece of music ever written.

Track list:
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

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. How many symphonies did Beethoven write?

44

9

102

12


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

true

false


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

a fifth movement

singers

dances

a string quartet


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