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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 instrument. William Black, who was head of the piano department at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, talked with Naomi Lewin about how Beethoven’s music followed the development of the piano.

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Ludwig van Beethoven 2: Beethoven the Pianist
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Ludwig van Beethoven 2: Beethoven the Pianist
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Ludwig van Beethoven 2: Beethoven the Pianist
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Sonata #14 “Moonlight”
Sonata #17 “Tempest”
Sonata #8 “Pathetique”
Sonata #14 “Moonlight”
Sonata #21 “Waldstein”
Harpsichord Concerto

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

#2. Inside a piano, the strings are hit by hammers.

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

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