Here is an essential list of listening for music lesson plans about Beethoven.

“Für Elise” Bagatelle in A minor

Listen to the beginning of “Fur Elise” and sing together the well-known opening melody (the first nine notes). Now play the whole piece, this time counting how many times melody appears. You could work individually or in groups. (For teacher’s reference: The melody appears 16 times.)

Symphony No. 5 in C minor, 1st Movement

“A Fifth of Beethoven” recorded and adapted by Walter Murphy, featured on “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack. (For a bit of fun!)

Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2- “Sonata quasi una fantasia” (“Moonlight”)

Rondo a Capriccio for piano in G major, op.129 “Die Wut über den verlornen Groschen” (“Rage over a lost penny”)

String Quartet No.13, Op.130 – Cavatina