INTRODUCTION Saturday (26 March) marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the world's greatest music composers.
SV AND CU Young music students preparing to play Beethoven's "Minuet in G" in Tokyo, Japan. (2 shots)
SV PAN, SVs AND CUs Students playing. (6 shots)
GV AND CU (Music continued over) EXTERIOR Beethoven's birthplace, Bonn, West Germany, and plaque on wall. (2 shots)
CU INTERIOR (Music continues over SVs AND CUs Beethoven's picture, statue, violin diplomas, portrait, manuscripts, bust, personal belongings, ear trumpet, piano, and bust with commemorative wreath. (9 shots)
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Background: INTRODUCTION Saturday (26 March) marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the world's greatest music composers. Beethoven was born in Bonn, now in West Germany on 17 December, 1770, and died in Vienna on 26 March, aged fifty-seven. His birth-place is now enshrined as a museum.
SYNOPSIS: Beethoven's appeal is universal, and music students in Tokyo, Japan, paid tribute to him with this rendering of his "Minuet in G".