About Ludwig van Beethoven

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The opening to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony may be the most recognized-piece of classical music ever written and the man who composed it the most important composer who ever lived. Learn about the life of Ludwig van Beethoven this week on Classics for Kids.

Music used within the program (all by Beethoven):

Symphony No. 5

Für Elise

String Quartet Op. 18 No. 2

Sonata No. 18

Piano Concerto No. 5

Symphony No. 7

Leonore Overture No. 3

Symphony No. 9