A cursory but effective glimpse--and not much more than that--of musical genius Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), BEETHOVEN LIVES UPSTAIRS was derived from the "Classical Kids" recordings series.
Toronto teacher Susan Hammond hatched Classical Kids in 1988, as an entertaining way to introduce youngsters to the lives of the world's great composers. Each audio title is a historical docudrama depicting a Bach, Mozart or Vivaldi as seen through the wide eyes of a juvenile companion. David
Devine, a director of children's videos starring the acclaimed entertainer Raffi, found out about Classical Kids and helped transfer its Beethoven installment to the small screen. ...