Beethoven the Pianist

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Over the course of Beethoven’s life, the piano grew from a small instrument with 48 keys to a powerful one with 88 keys. This week on Classics for Kids, hear how the music of Beethoven shows the great things this new instrument could do.

Music used within the program (all by Beethoven, except for first piece):

Franz Joseph Haydn: Harpsichord Concerto

Sonata No. 21 “Waldstein”

Sonata No. 14 “Moonlight”

Sonata No. 8 “Pathetique”

Sonata No. 17 “Tempest”

Sonata No. 14 “Moonlight”