Beethoven For Kids
From Chicago Review Pressby Helen Bauer
His Life And Music With 21 Activities
Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the most influential composers of all time, is brought vividly to life and made relevant to today's young musicians in Beethoven For Kids. Children will learn about Beethoven's troubled childhood and family life, early gift and passion for music, volatile personality, championing of equality and freedom, and persistence in his work despite increasing hearing loss. The 21 engaging activities - including singing musical variations, dancing a Viennese waltz, creating an operatic diorama, and making a model eardrum - illuminate Beethoven's life, times, and work. A time line, a glossary, online resources, and recordings and reading lists for further listening and study round out this comprehensive resource.