Go to westmusic.com and do a search for Beethoven DVDs. These are 2 of my favorites.
Listen for Emotions Worksheet
- An element of Beethoven’s music that appeals to students is his expression of emotion, both in his life and in his music. This is one quality that set him apart from his predecessors.
- Discuss with students how they express their emotions.
- Listen to different pieces of music of Beethoven and have students circle the face that most closely demonstrates the emotions they feel.
- Some examples of pieces to play:
- Symphony No. 5 in C minor, First Movement, Allegro con brio
- Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Second Movement, Allegretto
- Opus 27, No. 2: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor (“Moonlight”)
- Poco moto (Bagatelle) in A minor (“Für Elise”)
- Symphony No. 4 in Bb Major, Fourth Movement, Allegro ma non troppo
- Symphony No. 9, Fourth Movement, Ode to Joy (about halfway through)
- Some of the questions require you to play some of Beethoven’s music during the quiz.
- Nos. 1 & 2 – Poco moto (Bagatelle) in A minor (“Für Elise”)
- No. 4 – Symphony No. 5 in C minor, First Movement, Allegro con brio
- No. 5 – Symphony No. 9, Fourth Movement, Ode to Joy (about halfway through)
- No. 17 – I discuss the optional answers to this question in advance.
Great youtube videos of Beethoven’s 5th below. It’s impressive to think how important this piece is that it is so often reproduced!
- Graphic Representation
- Piano Remix
- Walter Murphy: A Fifth of Beethoven
- Rush Remix
- DJ OzYBoY Walter Murphy 2008 Remix
- Alaskan-Style – Daniel Bautista
- Argument to Beethoven’s 5th
- Yngwie Malmsteen – electric guitar
- Redneck Tenors
- Neil Zaza
- Hand music