Short radio programs on “Classics for Kids” about Beethoven. Also links to some music.

Beethoven’s Wig: Hilarious! Silly lyrics added to classical music. Click to see a movie of Beethoven’s 5th symphony…Beethoven’s Wig is BIG!

A great list of children’s books about Beethoven.

Lots of information about Beethoven…good for parents or older kids to read.


Beethoven Lives Upstairs (DVD)

You can access music free with your library card:
Naxos Online:
The Story of Classical Music (This is really fantastic, listen to the whole thing over and over if you can!)
Fawkes History of Classical Music
Freegal: (3 free downloads per week)
Something familiar: Sonata No.14 “Moonlight” I. Adagio Sostenuto (Vladimir Horowitz or Rudolf Serkin are great pianists)
OR: 4th movement of Beethoven’s 9th (famous chorale, Ode to Joy) Album: Wand, Song: Freunde