Program Notes

This page will collect various resources (as links, recordings, etc.) to help listeners better understand and enjoy specific composers, compositions, and other information related to MSO concert performances.

"My Favorite Riff" by David Robbins, with mallet demo from Debra Lynn on Vimeo.


Happy 250th Birthday, Beethoven! (2 parts - recommended for grades 9-12)
https://debralynnmusic.org/2020/12/17/whats-the-score-episode-15-happy-250th-birthday-beethoven-pt-1-of-2/
https://debralynnmusic.org/2020/12/27/whats-the-score-episode-16-happy-250th-birthday-beethoven-pt-2-of-2/

 

Beethoven for Kids (grades 1-6)
https://www.classicsforkids.com/composers/composer_profile.php?id=7

 

How did Beethoven compose while losing his hearing? (grades 6-12)
https://www.classicfm.com/composers/beethoven/guides/deaf-hearing-loss-composing/

 

How did Beethoven cope with going deaf? (grades 9-12)
https://www.classical-music.com/composers/how-did-beethoven-cope-going-deaf/

 

Famous musicians who are deaf or hearing impaired (grades 3-12)
https://www.ai-media.tv/famous-deaf-people-12-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing-musicians/