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Naomi Lewin brings classical music's great composers to life through music and stories. Listen to Classics for Kids® on 90.9 WGUC, the WGUC app, or online at classicsforkids.com. You can also subscribe to the Classics for Kids® podcast or enable the Classics for Kids® skill for Amazon Alexa or say "Launch Classics for Kids® for your Google Assistant.
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This month, Classics for Kids features Ludwig van Beethoven.
This week's show is Beethoven the Pianist
Beethoven was a pianist. During his lifetime, the piano changed quite a bit, and those changes were reflected in the music Beethoven composed for the instrument. William Black, who was head of the piano department at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, talked with Naomi Lewin about how Beethoven's music followed the development of the piano.