Life of Beethoven
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Life of Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer

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Published by Library Reprints .
Written in English


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

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Open LibraryOL9778734M
ISBN 100722253494
ISBN 109780722253496

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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.