Beethoven Lives Upstairs [1990]

Beethoven Lives Upstairs [1990]

by Susan Hammond
     
 

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"Dear Uncle, Something terrible has happened. A madman has moved into our house!" This story of a boy named Christoph and his eccentric new upstairs neighbor is designed to introduce young people to Beethoven's life, character, and music. Beethoven Lives Upastairs is told through a series of letters between Christoph and his uncle that is evocatively

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"Dear Uncle, Something terrible has happened. A madman has moved into our house!" This story of a boy named Christoph and his eccentric new upstairs neighbor is designed to introduce young people to Beethoven's life, character, and music. Beethoven Lives Upastairs is told through a series of letters between Christoph and his uncle that is evocatively accompanied by excerpts from many of the composer's best-known symphonies, sonatas, and chamber works. Although very young children might be frightened by the initial appearance of the "madman" Beethoven, the tale is suitably compelling -- and highly educational -- for ages five and up.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bob Hinkle
This classic is the best of the series by far. Ages three to ten and up.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/17/2004
Label:
Children's Group
UPC:
0068478437018
catalogNumber:
84370
Rank:
197879

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Symphony #7, MVT. 2
  2. Symphony #5, MVT. 1
  3. Piano Sonata, Op 90, MVT. 2/Flute Serenade, Op 23, MVT. 3/Violin ...
  4. Pathètique Sonata, Op 13, MVT. 2/Contradanse #1 in C Major
  5. Symphony #5, MVT. 2/Piano Sonata, Op 14 #2, MVT. 2/Flute Serenade, ...
  6. Polonaise/La Marmotte/Country Dance in a Major/Für Elise/Flutnühr
  7. Sonatina in G Major/Minuet in G Major/Violin "Spring" Sonata, MVT. 1
  8. Moonlight Sonata, Op 27 #2, MVT. 1
  9. Flute Serenade, MVT. 2
  10. Symphony #6, Storm Scene
  11. Nel Cor Più Variations
  12. Piano Concerto #1, MVT. 1/Piano Concerto #5, MVT. 2
  13. Bass Excerpts from Symphony #9/Violin "Spring" Sonata, MVT. 4/Rage ...
  14. Symphony #9, MVT. 4
  15. Sonata Opus 49 #2, MVT. 2
  16. Symphony #6, Shepherd's Theme

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Susan Hammond   Primary Artist,Synthesizer
Adele Armin   Violin
Walter Babiak   Conductor
Mitchell Clarke   Bassoon
David Hetherington   Cello
Brian Leonard   Percussion
Susan Lipchak   Viola
Virginia Markson   Flute
Stanley McCartney   Clarinet
Frank Morphy   Oboe
Victoria Richard   Violin
Mark Skazinetsky   Violin
Kent Teeple   Viola
Mark Childs   Viola
William Richards   Violin
John Cowell   Trumpet
Young Dae Park   Violin
Elise Dunlop   Violin
W.L. Richards   Violin
Agnes Roberts   Violin
Suzanne Shulmann   Flute
Vera Tarnovsky   Violin
Susan Wilson   Clarinet
Terrence Helmer   Viola
Robert Occhipinti   Bass
Cynthia Steljes   Oboe
J.J. Wall   Violin
Steven Braunstein   Bassoon
William Findlay   Cello
George Kidd   Horn
Hammonds   Synthesizer
Douglas Bodle   Piano
Terry Holowach   Violin
Mark Lupinsky   Violin
Monica Whicher   Vocals
E. Gartner   Cello
Russell Braun   Vocals
Robert Dirstein   Vocals
Gary Kidd   Horn
Nathaniel Moreau   Actor
J. Simonelli   Horn
G. Sweeney   Trombone
Stephen Ouimette   Actor
E. Forster   Vocals

Technical Credits

Ludwig van Beethoven   Composer
Patrick Godfrey   Engineer
Gary Gray   Engineer
Heather Brown   Cover Painting

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