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Beethoven, A Life

Beethoven, A Life (Hardback)

By Caeyers, Jan
Foreword by Hope, Daniel
Translated by Annable, Brent

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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, J...an Caeyers expertly weaves together a deeply human and complex picture of Beethoven-his troubled youth, his unpredictable mood swings, his desires, relationships, and conflicts with family and friends, the mysteries surrounding his affair with the immortal beloved, and the dramatic tale of his deafness. Caeyers also offers new insights into Beethoven's music, showing how it transformed from the work of a skilled craftsman to that of a consummate artist. Demonstrating an impressive command of the vast scholarship on this iconic composer, Caeyers brings Beethoven's world alive with elegant prose, memorable musical descriptions, and a vivid depiction of Bonn and Vienna, where Beethoven produced and performed his works. Caeyers explores how Beethoven's career was impacted by the historical and philosophical shifts taking place in the music world and how, in turn, his trajectory changed the music industry. Equal parts an absorbing cultural history and a lively biography, Beethoven, A Life reveals a complex portrait of the musical genius that defined a style of music and went on to become one of the great pillars of Western art music.
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ISBN 9780520343542
Released NZ 13 Oct 2020
Publisher University of California Press
Format Hardback
Availability
40 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays

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ISBN-13 9780520343542
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher University of California Press
Imprint University of California Press
Released 13 Oct 2020
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Caeyers, Jan
Foreword by Hope, Daniel
Translated by Annable, Brent
Category Individual Actors & Performers
Theory Of Music & Musicology
Composers & Musicians
Western music: periods & styles
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
Miscellaneous Items
Number of Pages 680
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 48mm
Dewey Code 780.92
Weight 1,089g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Composers - Biography - Austria, Composers - Austria
NBS Text Biography: The Arts
ONIX Text General/trade

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