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Beethoven : anguish and triumph : a biography

Author: Jan Swafford
Publisher: London : Faber & Faber, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jan Swafford's biographies of composers Charles Ives and Johannes Brahms have established him as a revered music historian, capable of bringing his subjects vibrantly to life.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Swafford
ISBN: 9780571312566 057131256X
OCLC Number: 951555784
Notes: Originally published: 2014.
Formerly CIP.
Description: xxi, 1077 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
Contents: Bonn, electorate of Cologne --
Father, mother, son --
Reason and revolution --
Loved in turn --
Golden age --
A journey and a death --
Bildung --
Stem and book --
Unreal city --
Chains of craftsmanship --
Generalissimo --
Virtuoso --
Fate's hammer --
The good, the beautiful, and the melancholy --
The new path --
Oh, fellow men --
Heaven and Earth will tremble --
Geschrieben auf Bonaparte --
Our hearts were stirred --
That haughty beauty --
Schemes --
Darkness to light --
Thus be enabled to create --
Myths and men --
My angel, my self --
We finite beings --
The queen of the night --
What is difficult --
The sky above, the law within --
Qui venit in nomine Domini --
You millions --
Ars longa, vita brevis --
Plaudite, amici --
Appendix.
Responsibility: Jan Swafford.

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