Everybody Loves Beethoven

Beakie the starling talks on the phone (screenshot from YouTube video)

Today is Beethoven's 243rd birthday and we're celebrating on Classical WQED-FM with (nearly) All Beethoven, All Day.

Beethoven's music is so popular that birds learn to sing it.  Click on the photo above to watch a pet starling whistle his favorite Beethoven symphony over the phone.

Can you identify the symphony?

(screenshot from YouTube video)

5 thoughts on “Everybody Loves Beethoven

  1. Isn’t it the slow movement of the 6th that ends with overlapping calls of yellowhammer and cuckoo (oboe and clarinet)? I believe Beethoven could hear birdsong even after it became hard to understand speech–or at least, he remembered how it goes.

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