Busy Kids Love Music
Busy Kids Love Music
Episode 12: Beethoven's Nine Symphonies


Welcome back to another exciting episode of Busy Kids Love Music, where we embark on a musical journey that is both educational and entertaining for your little ones. While Haydn may be considered the Father of the Symphony, Beethoven’s symphonies are perhaps the most well-known — and groundbreaking — symphonies of all time. In this episode, we’re diving into the world of Beethoven’s monumental collection of symphonies. Each is a masterpiece in its own right, and together they are a testament to the composer’s unparalleled genius.

Our journey begins with Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21, and unfolds chronologically through each symphony, offering insights into their unique characteristics and the evolution of Beethoven’s compositional style. From the elegance of Symphony No. 1 to the revolutionary power of Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) and the iconic motifs of Symphony No. 5, we’ll guide you through the highlights of each composition.

Busy Kids Love Music is not just about listening; it’s about learning and enjoying music with your little ones. We break down the complexity of classical compositions into digestible pieces, making it accessible for young minds. Through a combination of storytelling, musical analysis, and anecdotes, we aim to ignite a spark of curiosity and appreciation for Beethoven’s timeless creations.

Whether you’re a seasoned classical music enthusiast or a parent looking to introduce your kids to the wonders of Beethoven, this episode is for you. Join us on this musical odyssey as we unravel the layers of Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies, exploring the stories behind the notes and the lasting impact of these timeless works.

Don’t miss out! Subscribe to Busy Kids Love Music on your favorite podcast platform, gather your little ones, and let’s embark on a musical adventure together. Be prepared to be inspired, educated, and most importantly, to have a whole lot of fun!

Happy listening!

Links Mentioned in this Episode

Episode 11: The Symphony

Listening Calendar for Episode 12

Musical Samples You’ll Hear in this Episode:

Symphony No. 3 in F Major (Brahms)

Symphony No.1 (Beethoven)

Symphony No. 2 (Beethoven)

Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” (Beethoven)

Symphony No. 4 (Beethoven)

Symphony No. 5 (Beethoven)

Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale” (Beethoven)

Symphony No. 7, Second Movement (Beethoven)

Symphony No. 8 (Beethoven)

Symphony No. 9, Fourth Movement (Beethoven)

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