Ludwig van Beethoven

Listen:
Für Elise (English: “For Elise”)
Moonlight Sonata
5th Symphony

Facts your child might know:
1.  born in Germany
2.  one of the greatest pianists of his time
3.  from the Classical period
4.  loved macaroni & cheese
5.  had crazy hair
6.  if he didn’t like the way an audience looked or acted he would get up and leave
7.  he went deaf but was still able to compose because he could hear the music in his head
8.  Mozart heard his music and told people, “Keep your eyes on him.  Someday he will give the world something to talk about”.

An activity you can do with your child:

Tell them a fact that we sent in previous emails and ask them which composer it applies to.