Ludwig van Beethoven
Radio D

Ludwig van Beethoven Grafik: Goethe-Institut
Paula and Philipp have so far not managed to find out much about the student called Beethoven. But much more interesting is the life of the real Ludwig van Beethoven. For this reason there is a radio play which looks at the life of the German composer. A particularly well-known work is the song “Ode to Joy” from 1824. Sadly Beethoven could not hear his own music as he had been completely deaf since 1819.

Along with comprehensive information about the life of Ludwig van Beethoven, listeners learn more in the grammar structure section of this lesson about the “dass” subordinate clause construction.