How well do you know Ludwig?

Beethoven's ear trumpets(Photo: beethoven-haus-bonn.de)
Beethoven's ear trumpets(Photo: beethoven-haus-bonn.de)

The more you know about a composer or performer, the more interesting and entertaining their music becomes.

With that in mind, it’s time to test your knowledge about one of classical music’s best known composers — Ludwig van Beethoven.  We are quite familiar with his music, but maybe we don’t know as much about Beethoven as we think.

One of the best places to learn about Beethoven is at the Beethoven-Haus Bonn.  Most of us will never see it in person, but you can take a virtual tour here.  There is even a “Beethoven-cam“ that feeds live pictures throughout the day.

Here is a short Beethoven quiz put together by the San Francisco Symphony.  Good luck and no peeking!

Read more: A Beethoven trivia quiz (SF Symphony)

Watch a scene from Immortal Beloved (hint: it’s part of one of the quiz answers)

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