Beethoven is an unlikely musical hero. His friends found him difficult to get on with; and, worst of all for a composer, he went deaf! But his music is full of joy – overflowing with beautiful tunes, and moments where all the instruments of the orchestra come together in spectacular musical celebrations.
This album is the perfect introduction to Beethoven's music, all carefully selected to delight younger listeners and start a journey through the wonderful world of classical music.
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Symphony No. 5: First movement (Allegro con brio)
Piano Trio No. 2: Third movement (Scherzo)
‘Moonlight’ Sonata: First movement (Adagio sostenuto)
Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral Symphony): First movement (Pleasant feelings on arriving in the country)
Symphony No. 9: Second movement (Molto vivace)
‘Emperor’ Piano Concerto: Second movement (Adagio un poco moto)
Sonata Pathétique (Piano Sonata No. 8): Second movement (Adagio cantabile)
‘Spring’ Sonata (Violin Sonata No. 5): Third movement (Scherzo)