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Listening Assignment 2 for Fall 2020

Monday, October 5, 2020 by Paula Augustine | Music History

Listening Assignment 2 - Fall 2020

This month we are focusing on Beethoven's works. Make sure you have a few minutes to listen to one of these pieces. Many of Beethoven's great works are quite long. You can choose to listen to all the pieces below or just listen to the one selection for your instrument. I have also included a piano concerto at the end played by an orchestra and a 12 year old pianist.

Beethoven, Piano Sonata no 8, op 13 "Pathetique" performed by Daniel Barenboim

Beethoven Variations on Mozart's "Là ci darem la mano" for Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon

Here is this variations based on a theme Mozart originally wrote. Beethoven grew up playing many of Mozart's piano pieces. There is a rumor that Beethoven met Mozart in Vienna when he was around 17, but it cannot be verified. It would have been a couple of years before Mozart passed away. Beethoven respected Mozart's music and used his themes in other music he composed.

Beethoven, Piano Concerto