Ludwig van Beethoven

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Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 8


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

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.

Track list:
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

Classics for Kids Quiz

1. Beethoven's favorite instrument was the





2.Beethoven's teacher in Vienna was





3. 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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