Think you've got the biggest Beethoven book of knowledge? We'll see exactly how much you know during our Beethoven Trivia Contest. Up for the challenge? Submit your answers by 11:59 PM Tuesday the 15th to be eligible.
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3. Some of Beethoven's best-loved works were premiered in one really long concert in 1808. The 5th and 6th Symphonies, 4th Piano Concerto, the Choral Fantasy, a concert aria, and excerpts from his Mass in C minor all were played in one evening in an unheated Vienna concert hall. How long did the audience have to sit there to hear the whole thing?
4. Beethoven wrote a lot of chamber music. In fact, some of his earliest published works were for performance by small groups. His string quartets are considered the cornerstone of the chamber music repertoire, even today. How many string quartets did he write?
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