Discovering Beethoven

- , 16:00 - 17:00 FREE
Ludwig van Beethoven
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What made Beethoven the rock star of the 19th century? Bring your learners to discover Beethoven’s story inside our new exhibition, and learn about his transformation from musician to celebrated composer and star. In this visit learners will enjoy a facilitated tour of the gallery encountering Beethoven’s extraordinary handwritten manuscripts and letters on display. There will be an emphasis on Beethoven’s writing process and learners will make links between Beethoven’s 9th symphony and his earlier music. They will also explore Beethoven’s use of Schiller’s poem ‘Ode to Joy’ in the 9th symphony.

Available 19 January or 23 March 2022


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Find out more about Beethoven and his manuscripts through the Library's Discovering Music: 19th Century website.  


Age group: Y9 - Y13
When: - , 16:00 - 17:00
Length: 1 hour
Group size: Minimum 10 learners, maximum 30 learners, plus accompanying staff
Key skills: Music
Price: Admission: Free entry
Where: PACCAR 2
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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