Happy Birthday Beethoven

The famous German composer, Ludwig van Beethoven was born 250 years ago. Did you know that his father made him work hard at his music when he was very young because he wanted Beethoven to be a child prodigy like Mozart and his sister? He was even woken up in the night for piano lessons! What else can you find out about his life and the music he wrote?

Beethoven wrote nine symphonies, which are large pieces for an orchestra. Watch this to find out more about his fifth symphony: