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The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven

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The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven game quiz
"These questions come from a book I'm reading, "The Vintage Guide to Classical Music" by Jan Swafford. Good Luck!"

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1. Ludwig van Beethoven was born in what city in which year?
    Halle, 1770
    Vienna, 1772
    Bonn, 1770
    Munich, 1772


2. Beethoven first appeared as a performer at what age?
    9
    4
    7
    12


3. Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 ("Sinfonia Eroica") was originally titled what?
    Answer: (One Word)


4. In the 1802 Heiligenstadt Testament, Beethoven wrote that he wanted to die but something held him back. What was it?
    music
    composing
    fear of God
    love


5. Beethoven last performed as a pianist in what year?
    1800
    1813
    1828
    1814


6. Which symphony number is "Ode to Joy"?
    Answer: (One Word)


7. Beethoven died on March 26 of what year?
    1827
    1831
    1830
    1826


8. Which symphony is considered Beethoven's most famous work?
    Answer: (One Word)


9. Beethoven was a bridge between what two periods?
    Renissance and Baroque
    Romantic and Modern
    Classical and Romantic
    Baroque and Classical


10. When Beethoven left for Vienna in 1792, Count Waldstein told him to "Receive the spirit of ________ from the hands of ________."
    Handel, Haydn
    Bach, Mozart
    Mozart, Haydn
    Haydn, Mozart


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