Five Minutes of Beethoven

Five Minutes of Beethoven

Beethoven was born 250 years ago this month and The Times is celebrating. In “5 Minutes That Will Make You Love Beethoven,” Times music editors and other experts invite you to “listen to the best of the stormy, tender work of the composer who changed music.”

We’re embedding one piano sonata above, but you can find many more selections in the article. Choose one, and as you listen write down what thoughts, images, emotions or ideas the music inspires for you. Then, tell us about your experience in the comments.

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