In this tale of genius and childhood, an eccentric new boarder turns a young boy's life upside-down. Ludwig Van Beethoven has moved in upstairs! Young Christoph exchanges letters about the chaotic arrival of Mr. Beethoven and learns to appreciate and understand the great composer and his music. The CD features over two dozen excerpts from Beethoven's music including the Moonlight Sonata, Symphonies #5-9, Fur Elise, Pathetique Sonata, Flute Serenade, and Minuet in G Major.
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Review 1 for Beethoven Lives Upstairs - Audiobook on CD
Date:March 23, 2011
Location:New York State
What a nice CD! I homeschool my 11-year old son and struggle to find ways to make classical music enjoyable and approachable for him. Music history and simply listening bores him. This product is such a great twist on both of those! The story is from a young boy's perspective, which he relates in letters to his uncle, on having an eccentric, loud Beethovan living upstairs. Beethovan's music is played throughout the 1 hour-long story, and is used to create great background and feeling to what is going on. The boy who did the narration was very good, also - very natural sounding and unstilted. I only found one part which might be mildly objectionable to some parents, and that is when the neighborhood children in the street below Beethovan's window are laughing, as the composer is looking at a sheet of music without any clothes on. But it is a very short, mild, and non-descript part. I am so glad we ran across this, and we'll be looking for more of this kind of CD in the future!