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Beethoven for kids: his life and music : with 21 activities

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Ages 9 years & over. Ludwig von Beethoven was a great innovator who expanded the limits of classical music to write some of the biggest, boldest, most complex and revolutionary compositions of all time. This fascinating man and his works are brought vividly to life and made relevant to today in this book. Young readers will be intrigued by Beethovens hardscrabble childhood and turbulent family life, his early gift and passion for music, and his famously fiery personality. In addition, they will learn about the great musicians and thinkers and historical events and movements of Beethovens time and how they affected the composers life and music. Children will be inspired to learn how Beethoven championed equality and freedom throughout his life, rejected the strict societal divisions and norms of the day, and never gave up on his work despite increasing hearing loss. Budding musicians will also come away with a thorough understanding of complex music concepts such as counterpoint, ornamentation, improvisation, and motifs. Twenty-one engaging, hands-on activities illuminate the times in which Beethoven lived or reinforce music concepts introduced.
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author Bauer, Helen, 1943-
author_display Bauer, Helen
display_description Examines the life of eighteenth-century composer Ludwig van Beethoven, discussing his difficult childhood, early gift for music, volatile personality, hearing loss, and the influence of other composers on his work. Includes twenty-one related activities.
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isbn 9781569767115
last_indexed 2018-05-21T20:21:06.061Z
lexile_code NC: Non-Conforming
lexile_score 1100
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
primary_isbn 9781569767115
publishDate 2011
record_details ils:CARL0000606277|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Chicago Review Press,|c2011.|xiii, 129 p. : ill., music ; 22 x 28 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
subject_facet Austrians -- Biography, Beethoven, Ludwig van, -- 1770-1827, Composers -- Austria -- Biography
title_display Beethoven for kids : his life and music : with 21 activities
title_full Beethoven for kids : his life and music : with 21 activities / Helen Bauer
title_short Beethoven for kids :
title_sub his life and music : with 21 activities
topic_facet Austrians, Beethoven, Ludwig van, Composers