Beethoven is one of the world's most popular composers. This book offers an assessment of Beethoven's life and work. Augmented by the inclusion of 10 removable facsimile documents, it shows how Beethoven's life veered between the fascinating and the frustrating.
This concise and beautifully illustrated assessment of Beethoven's life and work offers an excellent introduction to one of the world's most popular composers. Illuminating the obstacles that beset Beethoven throughout his life, not least his profound deafness, it shows how his genius overcame the difficulties he faced to provide his audiences and successive generations with some of the most glorious music the world has known. Augmented by the inclusion of 10 removable facsimile documents, the book shows how Beethoven's life veered between the fascinating and the frustrating.
Introduction; The Age of REvolution; A Childhood in Bonn; an Encounter with the Maestro; Vienna, City of Music; A Musician & His Patrons; Deafness; The Eroica Symphony; Passion & Pathos; La Musique du Diable; Beethoven's Women; Moonlight Sonata; Fate Knocking at the Door; A Concdert for All time; My Poor Shi[wrecked Opera; Europe at War; The Emperor PianoConcerto; Immortal Beloved; Family Strife; The Hammerklavier Sonata; The Last Three Piano Sonatas; Missa Solemnis; The Choral Symphony; A Nephew's Revenge; The Crowning Achievement; The Final Illness; Deification; The Legacy; In Beethoven's Footsteps; Index; Credits.