Discovering Beethoven

- , 10:00 - 12:00 FREE
Ludwig van Beethoven
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Led by Library Learning Facilitators, learners will enjoy a creative session in our Beethoven exhibition, encountering extraordinary handwritten manuscripts and letters on display. They will uncover details of Beethoven’s life and how he challenged conventions, battled the blank page and struggled with progressive hearing loss to become one of the most influential composers of all time. There will be a special emphasis on the composition of Beethoven’s 9th symphony, including the inspiration taken from Frederick Shiller’s poem ‘Ode to Joy’.

Learners will try their hand at writing their own lyrics for the 9th symphony, using poetry and song writing techniques. The work can then be taken back to school for further rehearsal. We hope to offer a return visit to the Library for the group to perform what they have created in their session with us: details TBA with the participating school.

Available on EITHER Wednesday 15 December 2021 OR Wednesday 23 February 2022, 10:00 - 12:00


Age group: Y3 - Y6
When: - , 10:00 - 12:00
Length: 2 hours
Group size: Minimum 10 learners, maximum 30 learners, plus accompanying staff
Key skills: Music, literacy
Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: Harry M Weinrebe Learning Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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