Beethoven: Symphonies & Shift from Classical to Romantic

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During which musical period was Beethoven born?

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1. What life-changing incident in Beethoven's early 20s started his career in composing ?

2. Which of Beethoven's symphonies is known as the Eroica, or Heroic Symphony?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the greatest and most influential composers in the history of western music. You can test yourself on his life and works with this online quiz. Some things you'll be assessed on include famous symphonies of his and his use of instrumentation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Beethoven's musical period
  • Challenges faced by Beethoven
  • The Eroica Symphony
  • Famous openings to his symphonies
  • The instrumentation of his 9th Symphony

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - use the quiz questions to test your recollection of some important information on the life and famous works of Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Reading comprehension - having read the attached lesson, make sure you've comprehended important aspects of Beethoven's life and the qualities of some of his most famous symphonies
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of Beethoven's life and works to identify significant symphonies of his and their notable qualities

Additional Learning

To learn more about Beethoven's life and works, review the corresponding lesson called Beethoven: Symphonies & Shift from Classical to Romantic. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Beethoven's life
  • The Classical Period
  • Shift to the Romantic Period
  • Famous symphonies
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