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Life of Beethoven

Ludwig Nohl

Life of Beethoven

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Published by Library Reprints .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Composers & Musicians - General,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9379518M
    ISBN 100722253427
    ISBN 109780722253427


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Life of Beethoven, by Anton Schindler, is a classic Beethoven biography that is among the most definitive biographies of the great German composer. Beethoven's life story is told here in three parts that describe his youth, early career and later by: 2. 'The Life of Beethoven by David Wyn Jones in the Cambridge Musical Lives series is so clear to a non-specialist and so elegant as it weaves the public and private lives together, that I intend to get all the other books in the series.' Antonia Fraser, The Sunday Times 'Here, at last, is a Beethoven who behaves like a real by: 9.

David Wyn Jones's account of Beethoven the man and composer reveals the life of a creative musician in Bonn and Vienna in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. While paying due regard to the image of Beethoven as one of the most single-minded composers in the Beethoven was an inspired composer but he was also a working musician with sound /5.

Comprehensive history of both Beethoven's life and his music. The book contains a huge amount of detail - such details as travel expenses, difficulties and dealings with publishers, Beethovens, friends and supporters.

Very detailed academic study. It could be difficult for the non-musician due to technical language and details.4/4(14). The book divides Beethoven's life into four sections: The Early years - to The First Maturity - to The Second Maturity - - The Final Maturity - to Cited by: Life of Beethoven book.

Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital f 4/5(7). Life of Beethoven. A reference biography in English Author: Alexander Wheelock THAYER Revised and edited by Elliot FORBES Princeton University Press - - 1 pages Two volumes - ISBN: X and Alexander Wheelock Thayer's Life of Beethoven has long been regarded as the classic biography of Beethoven.

Thayer's approach to biography was to present in chronological order the factual evidence concerning Beethoven, the man and his work, and to eliminate the analysis and aesthetic evaluation of the music/5(9).

An excellent, thorough exploration of Beethoven's life written in a quaint slightly antiquated style that is full of facts, anecdotes and just good reading about one of Western Civilization's /5. Maynard Solomon is a leading authority on Beethoven, the author of four books on the composer and of Mozart: A Life.

His Beethoven Essays received the Kinkeldey Award of the American Musicological Society for the most distinguished book of the year. Solomon has taught at Columbia, Harvard, and Yale Universities and is on /5(27). Beethoven’s personal life was marked by a struggle against deafness, and some of his most important works were composed during the last 10 years of his life, when he was quite unable to hear.

He Died: The essential book on the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven, written by an esteemed composer and historian Ludwig van Beethoven confronted professional and personal obstacles almost unmatched by any other artist.

Lewis Lockwood's "Beethoven: the Music and the Life" ()is an outstanding introduction to Beethoven, aimed at the nonspecialist rather than the scholar.

Those readers who are new to Beethoven's music will find this book a guide to his major work. Readers familiar with Beethoven's music and life will find much to learn and enjoy as well/5. Ludwig van Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany, on Decem He was the eldest of three children of Johann and Maria Magdalena van Beethoven.

His father, a musician who liked to drink, taught him to play piano and violin. Young Ludwig was often pulled out of bed in the middle of the night and ordered to perform for his father's.

Ludwig van Beethoven, (baptized DecemBonn, archbishopric of Cologne [Germany]—died MaVienna, Austria), German composer, the predominant musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras. Schindler's biography of Beethoven has long been understood to be filled with (charitably) inaccuracy and a tendency to self aggrandizement.

Nevertheless it is of its time and worth the price (on Kindle it is free) just to feel a sense of the times. There are several far more substantial and well researched Beethoven /5(22). Alexander Wheelock Thayer's Life of Beethoven has long been regarded as the classic biography of Beethoven.

Thayer's approach to biography was to present in chronological order the factual evidence concerning Beethoven, the man and his work, and to eliminate the analysis and aesthetic evaluation of the music/5. This book, Beethoven: The Music and the Life, was part of my daughter's Wish List and I ordered it for her birthday.

Although it was used, the condition was remarkable. Upon thorough examination, I could find no pencil marks or ink blotches, no dog eared pages, no smudges and no tears. The spine was solid and the cover was in good condition/5(31). Beethoven’s Death. For the last few months of his life, Beethoven was confined to his bed with illness.

Amongst his last view visitors was the younger composer Franz Schubert, who had been deeply inspired by Beethoven. Beethoven, in return, expressed great admiration for the works of Schubert and said of him “Schubert has my soul.”. Book Review: Life of Beethoven (Alexander Thayer) First of all, I should say a word about Folio Books.

This is the kind of thing that if you have an absolute fortune to blow on books, you might consider investing in these. 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. Beethoven wrote one of his most famous symphonies, "Symphony No. 9," near the end of his life. Discuss Beethoven's death with your class. He died of liver disease in when he was only 56 years old.

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"Lewis Lockwood has written a biography of Beethoven in which the hours that Beethoven spent writing music—that is, his methods of working, his interest in contemporary and past composers, the development of his musical intentions and ideals, his inner musical life, in short—have been properly integrated with the external events of his career/5(31).

Violinist and conductor Anton Schindler (–) became Beethoven's unpaid private secretary for two periods in the s, notably caring for the composer in his last months. Schindler published his biography of Beethoven inand in this English translation appeared, with a preface Cited by: 1.

Alexander Wheelock Thayer's Life of Beethoven. has long been recognized as the classic biography of Beethoven. "Thayer, with his calm and logical mind, scrupulous, magnanimous and spacious had.

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Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume I by Alexander Wheelock Thayer. Each book thus presents an organic view of the composer, the music, and the circumstances in which the music was written. Published titles The life of Bellini John Rosselli The life of Beethoven David Wyn Jones The life of Berlioz Peter Bloom The life of Debussy Roger Nichols.

This new biography of Ludwig van Beethoven offers connoisseurs and newcomers alike an unparalleled story of the composer’s life and works, written by a renowned conductor and scholar of Beethoven’s music.

With unprecedented access to the archives at the Beethoven House in Bonn, Jan Caeyers expertly weaves together a deeply human and complex picture of Beethoven. Learning about Beethoven. Start here with our simple biography and collection of colouring pages and printables for kids. Ludwig van Beethoven,we born in Germany.

His father was a singer, and it was obvious early on that Beethoven was a musical genius. As a child he travelled and performed, and soon started to support his family. As a young man Beethoven. A fresh look at Beethoven's life, career, and milieu highlighting his development as a composer.

In this brilliant portrayal of the world's most famous composer, eminent Beethoven scholar Lewis Lockwood interweaves his subject's musical and biographical dimensions and places them in their historical and artistic contexts.

Written for the lay reader, the book describes the special 4/5(3). 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 4/5(3). of book is divided into four different parts that cover different eras of Beethoven's life.

The first discusses Beethoven's childhood up until he moved to Vienna and the other three are about Beethoven's stages (or as Lockwood refers to them, maturities) as a composer.

Each part starts with biographical information, but then moves on to the musical descriptions of his File Size: KB. Thayer's Life of Beethoven and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Beethoven’s Music _____ 9 What to Listen for _____ 12 Beethoven’s Life Ludwig van Beethoven was a complex man consumed by a towering genius – all the more remarkable for the deafness with which he struggled.

He lived a life driven by an unquenchable need to make Size: KB. PAGE: INTRODUCTION by Schindler: 1: LIFE OF BEETHOVEN. FIRST PERIOD. [From his Birth to the Year Beethoven's Parentage—Contradiction of a Report on that subject—His musical Education—Tale of a Spider—Appointed Organist to the Chapel of the Elector of Cologne—Patronised by Count von Waldstein—Clever Trick played by him—His first Musical.

The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven. By Alexander Wheelock Thayer. Edited, revised and amended from the original English manuscript and the German editions of Hermann Deiters and Hugo Riemann, concluded, and all the documents newly translated.

By Henry Edward Krehbiel. Volume I. Published by The Beethoven Association New York SECOND PRINTING. OCLC Number: Notes: "Alexander Thayer's Life of Beethoven, revised by Elliot Forbes -- the text of which forms the basis for the present edition, edited by Ian Curteis -- was first published by Princeton University Press in two volumes in "--Title page verso.

Ludwig van Beethoven - Ludwig van Beethoven - Early influences: Like other composers of his generation, Beethoven was subject to the influence of popular music and of folk music, influences particularly strong in the Waldstein ballet music of and in several of his early songs and unison choruses.

Heavy Rhineland dance rhythms can be found in many of his mature .Alexander Wheelock Thayer’s Life of Beethoven. has long been recognized as the classic biography of Beethoven.“Thayer, with his calm and logical mind, scrupulous, magnanimous and spacious had set out to describe for posterity the great man as he was and lived and his patient realism and all but inexhaustible industry had created an irreplaceable and masterly.

The book gives a fascinating insight into the life of Beethoven with detailed descriptions and documentary evidence from his life. Previously, my image of Beethoven was that of the dishevelled genius, but no great understanding about Beethoven the s: