Beethoven Rocks!

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Get ready to meet one of the biggest names in music. Did you know two hundred years ago, Classical music composer Ludwig van Beethoven was the world’s most popular rock star? And guess what? He’s still BIG! This audio series, hosted by National Public Radio’s Susan Stamberg, gives you an introduction to his life and works—visit for even more!

Beethoven Rocks! Symphony No. 9

The Ninth Symphony is as big as Beethoven gets. By the time he wrote this symphony, he was near the end of his career—and he was also completely deaf....
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Beethoven Rocks! Meet Mr. Big

Beethoven’s greatest hits include Moonlight Sonata, Für Elise, “Ode to Joy,” and his famous Fifth Symphony. You might not recognize these titles, but ...
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