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Great Composers: Beethoven
"Beethoven, and I am not talking about the big, drooling St. Bernard, has left the world his musical legacy. Test your knowledge, and maybe learn a couple of new facts about this musical giant."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What was Beethoven's hometown in Germany?
Beethoven had a peaceful, happy childhood.
What other instruments did Beethoven play besides the piano?
organ and flute
flute and clarinet
violin and organ
cello and violin
At what age did Beethoven began publishing his sonatas?
Beethoven studied with Mozart in Vienna.
"Eroica", one of Beethoven's famous compositions, was originally dedicated to his first and only true love.
Beethoven's famous fifth symphony opens with a strong BA BA BA BUM. What is the symbolism of these opening notes?
a storm approaching
the muse awakening the imagination
he just wanted to surprise the audience
fate knocking on the door
What activity would Beethoven partake in for inspiration?
take long walks in the country
listen to operas
sit quietly and listen to his own thoughts
It well known that Beethoven became deaf at nearly the height of his career. How did he manage to keep playing the piano if he was deaf?
he totally gave up playing the piano
he placed a hand on the key hammer as he played
he listened to the vibrations of the piano
someone transcribed as he played
Although he had achieved fame and fortune in his life, Beethoven never married nor had children.
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Compiled Jun 28 12