Tuesday, February 28, 2017 by Claire Eldred | Composer of the Month
Composer of the month - Ludwig Van Beethoven
Who's already playing Beethoven this month?
Alice Luke - Alice is enjoying Turkish March from her Piano Adventures book
Olivia Brown & Harry Matthews, Julie Knibbs and Georgina Gray - These are all playing a firm favourite 'Ode to Joy' taken from Symphony No.9 in D minor one of his most famous compositions - see below for a little blast!
Ellen Hodges - Ellen in Playing Turkish March :)
Zoe Halls - She's playing Shepherd's Song which is a melody taken from Beethoven's 6th Symphony
What will you pick?
Born: December 16, 1770
Died: March 26, 1827
Country: Bonn, Germany
Beethoven had 2 brothers and a sister.
He had piano lessons from Haydn.
He began to go deaf at the age of 28.
Beethoven never married.
Some 10,000 people attended his funeral - unheard of for a composer to that point in history.
Most famous works:
Symphony #5 in C Minor, Op. 67 (The first four notes are, perhaps, the most famous four notes in all history.) https://youtu.be/W2qW6fOtAMY
Für Elise https://youtu.be/_mVW8tgGY_w
Piano Sonata No.14 in C Sharp Minor, Op.27, No.2, 'Moonlight': I. Adagio Sostenuto https://youtu.be/n-pwPIRW9fY
Symphony #9 in D Minor, Op. 125 Ode to Joy https://youtu.be/XFX8S9aAgvw