6 edition of The Life and Works of Beethoven (Classic Literature with Classical Music) found in the catalog.
March 13, 2001
by Naxos Audiobooks
Written in English
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This book is an excellent resource for researching the life and works of Beethoven. The sections regarding compositions are broken down by ensemble and type, and provide important information such as performance dates, key signatures, time signatures, and movement headings/5(5). For many people, Beethoven is the greatest composer who ever lived. In this portrait-in-sound, actors' readings combine with his music to reveal a titanic personality, both vulnerable and belligerent, comic and tragic, and above all heroic, as he comes to grips with perhaps the .
Book Excerpt ss stores of invention and originality, exciting in later years anew body of aspirants to enter the lists of inventive composition,--and with success. We name Feska, Hummel, Onslow, Reicha, Ries, the two Rombergs, Spohr, C. M. v. Weber; and of a yet later date, Kuhlau, Tomaschek, and Worzischek: these have been joined in the last. Beethoven, Performers and Critics. The international Beethoven Congress, Detroit Authors: Michael STEINBERG: Writing about Beethoven - Douglas JOHNSON: Music for Prague and Berlin: Beethoven's Concert Tour of - Eva BADURA-SKODA: Performance conventions in Beethoven's early works - Otto BIBA: Cocnert life in Beethoven's Vienna.
This excellent book is about Beethoven's music and Beethoven the composer. Chapters alternate between life and works in chronological order but over two thirds of the book concerns the music, its composition and its analysis. Compared to other biographies there is relatively little about Beethoven's non-musical concerns or activities. Ludwig van Beethoven (Composer) Born: Decem (baptized: Decem ) - Bonn, Germany Died: Ma - Bonn, Germany Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers.
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The Beethoven Compendium. A very good reference book Author: Barry COOPER Thames and Hudson ISBN: pages. The Beethoven Encyclopedia, his life and art from A to Z.
This book alternates between sections on Beethoven's life and its connection to his musical development, which are well-written and illuminating, and long descriptions of his major works: symphonies, piano sonatas, string quartets etc.
Reading these in a vacuum, without hearing the music, was not very useful to me, although these descriptions Cited by: The life of Franz Schubert has been a gift to romantically inclined biographers: the beautiful, brilliant, modest boy who sprang to fully fledged genius at the age of sixteen; the quintessential ‘artist in a garret’, entirely consumed by his art and living a hand-to-mouth existence in Vienna (home of Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven); the gentle, cheerful, convivial young man who prized.
OCLC Number: Description: viii, pages: music ; 19 cm. Contents: The life of Beethoven --The works of symphonies - Other orchestral music - Orchestral works without opus number - The concertos - Other works for solo instrument with orchestra - Music for stage - Choral works - Works for individual voices with orchestra - Folk song arrangements - The songs with.
Beethoven: His Life, Work and World Hardcover – April 1, by H. Robbins Landon (Editor)Price: $ beethoven's life and works Read by the author, the reading is fluid and beautifully nuanced.
Yes, the illustrative musical passages are sometimes a bit long, and not of the highest audio standard, but the quality is adequate for getting the author's points across.
Beethoven’s personal life was marked by a struggle against deafness, and some of his most important works were composed during the last 10 Died: Life and works of Beethoven. New York, Random House  (OCoLC) Named Person: Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: John N Burk.
Beethoven was an innovator of musical form. He widened the scope of the symphony, the sonata, the concerto, and the quartet and in so doing broke many patterns of Classical music.
In Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, for example, Beethoven rearranged the formal structure of the Classical symphony and incorporated a choral finale. The finale was a. This major new study of Beethoven and his music is written as a single, continuous narrative, using a strictly chronological approach that enables each work to be seen against the musical and biographical background from which it emerged.
The result is a much closer integration of life and works than is often achieved. The approach works particularly well for Beethoven for two reasons.5/5(3).
Lewis Lockwood’s biography seemed definitive when it appeared ingathering up all the recent thinking on Beethoven’s life and works, and offering a 4/5.
There's also a couple of useful chapters, one is a chronology - approx 1 paragraph per year of Beethoven's life, the other is an index of his entire works ordered by Opus number including references to pages in the book which discuss those works/5(31).
Ludwig van Beethoven (lŭd´wĬg văn bā´tōvən, Ger. lŏŏt´vĬkh fän bāt´hōfən), –, German is universally recognized as one of the greatest composers of the Western European music tradition. Beethoven's work crowned the classical period and also effectively initiated the romantic era in.
The life and works of Beethoven, by John N Burk and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Life of Beethoven Including his correspondence with his friends, numerous characteristic traits, and remarks on his musical works Language: English: LoC Class: ML: Music: Literature of music: Subject: Beethoven, Ludwig van, Subject: Composers -- Germany -- Biography Category: Text: EBook-No.
Release Date: Cited by: 2. works of Beethoven's third od basically organizes his book in terms of what he describes as Beethoven's first, second and third maturities of musical development. Lewis Lockwood's Beethoven: the Music and the Life is a tremendous portrayal of this greatFile Size: KB.
Jeremy Siepmann The Life and Works of Beethoven Read by Jeremy Siepmann with Bob Peck, Neville Jason, David Timson, Elaine Claxton & Karen Archer unabridged. The first of a series of musical biographies, written and presented by broadcaster Jeremy Siepmann, with Bob Peck as Beethoven.
The Life and Works of Beethoven by John N. Burk. Condition is Acceptable. Some creases, marks, etc. Shipped with USPS Media Mail. The Life and Works of Beethoven by John N. Burk Hardcover Book - Free Shipping | eBaySeller Rating: % positive. There they are, on facing pages: two of the greatest musical works of all time, born from the same piece of Morse code, a single unit of rhythm that Author: Jeremy Denk.
Ludwig van Beethoven (/ ˈ l ʊ d v ɪ ɡ v æ n ˈ b eɪ t (h) oʊ v ən / (); German: [ˈluːtvɪç fan ˈbeːthoːfn̩] (); baptised 17 December – 26 March ) was a German composer and was a crucial figure in the transition between the classical and romantic eras in classical music and is considered to be one of the greatest composers of all : Bonn.
German composer Ludwig van Beethoven is considered one of the most important figures in the history of music. He continued to compose even while losing his hearing and created some of his greatest works after becoming totally deaf. Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany, on Decem He was the eldest of three children of.
This internationally bestselling biography of Ludwig van Beethoven, now translated into English for the first time, offers connoisseurs and newcomers alike an unparalleled story of the composer’s life and works. With unprecedented access to the archives at the Beethoven House in Bonn, renowned Beethoven conductor and scholar Jan Caeyers expertly weaves together a deeply human.
An authoritative work offering a fresh look at Beethoven’s life, career, and milieu. “Magisterial” —New York Review of Books. This brilliant portrayal weaves Beethoven's musical and biographical stories into their historical and artistic contexts.
Lewis Lockwood sketches the turbulent personal, historical, political, and cultural frameworks in which Beethoven worked and examines their 4/5(3).