What was Beethoven’s first name?
What country was Beethoven born in?
What month was Beethoven born in?
What year did Beethoven die in?
At what age did Beethoven start his musical lessons?
What other famous composer did Beethoven play for at age 17?
What is Beethoven's most famous piano sonata?
Beethoven studied with what other composer?
In Beethoven's later life his music had characteristics of what period?
By the last seven years of his life Beethoven was completely ____.
What month was Schubert born in?
Schubert's mother was from what country?
Schubert's father taught him the ______,
Schubert's _______ taught him the piano.
Schubert died at what age?
Schubert never produced a ________.
At first __________ stayed distant from Schubert's music.
Schubert was limited to only marry someone in the ______ to lower class.
Schubert wrote over how many songs?
What number symphony was Schubert’s longest symphony?
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