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Ludwig van Beethoven:

Music that Imitates Inanimate Objects

The beginning of the second movement of Beethoven’s 8th Symphony imitates a metronome -- a mechanical device that ticks steadily to help musician keep to the beat of the music. Other composers wrote music that ticks, or that imitates other inanimate objects -- including a doll and a typewriter.

Music heard in this episode:

Beethoven: Symphony #8
Haydn: Symphony #101 “Clock”
Kodály: Háry János
Prokofiev: Cinderella
Anderson: Syncopated Clock
Anderson: Typewriter
Offenbach: Tales of Hoffman

More shows about Ludwig van Beethoven

Roll Over Beethoven
Beethoven's Symphonies
Beethoven the Pianist
About Ludwig van Beethoven

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This Week's Quiz

In Beethoven's Symphony No. 8, the machine that is being imitated is a

 clock

 metronome

 typewriter

 telephone

One of the favorite objects that composers like to imitate is a

 railroad train

 siren

 mechanical toy

 clock

The composer of The Syncopated Clock is

 Aaron Copland

 Leonard Bernstein

 Charles Ives

 Leroy Anderson

Classics For Kids

Our Shows

Ludwig van Beethoven:

Music that Imitates Inanimate Objects

The beginning of the second movement of Beethoven’s 8th Symphony imitates a metronome -- a mechanical device that ticks steadily to help musician keep to the beat of the music. Other composers wrote music that ticks, or that imitates other inanimate objects -- including a doll and a typewriter.

Music heard in this episode:

Beethoven: Symphony #8
Haydn: Symphony #101 “Clock”
Kodály: Háry János
Prokofiev: Cinderella
Anderson: Syncopated Clock
Anderson: Typewriter
Offenbach: Tales of Hoffman

More shows about Ludwig van Beethoven

Roll Over Beethoven
Beethoven's Symphonies
Beethoven the Pianist
About Ludwig van Beethoven

Learn more about Ludwig van Beethoven

Classics For Kids


This Week's Quiz

In Beethoven's Symphony No. 8, the machine that is being imitated is a

 clock

 metronome

 typewriter

 telephone

One of the favorite objects that composers like to imitate is a

 railroad train

 siren

 mechanical toy

 clock

The composer of The Syncopated Clock is

 Aaron Copland

 Leonard Bernstein

 Charles Ives

 Leroy Anderson

 

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