skip to content
Beethoven : the music and the life Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Beethoven : the music and the life

Author: Lewis Lockwood
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
In this ... portrayal of the world's most famous composer, [the author] 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 problems Beethoven faced as a highly gifted artist who fulfilled his destiny as Mozart's main successor while remaining a true, rebellious original. It sketches the  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Lockwood
OCLC Number: 52898386
Notes: Originally published: New York : W.W. Norton, c2003.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Prologue, youth, maturity, old age, three letters --
The early years, 1770-1792: Beginnings; Music of the Bonn years --
The first maturity, 1792-1802: First years in Vienna; Music of the first Vienna years; Years of crisis; Music for and with piano; Music for orchestra and the first quartets; First maturity, an overview --
The seond maturity, 1802-1812: Beethoven in the new age; New symphonic ideals; Mature concertos; Music for the stage; Vocal music; Beethoven at the keyboard; String quartets --
Final maturity, 1813-1827: The "fallow" years; Beethoven's inner and outer worlds; Bringing the past into the present; Late piano music; Celestial and the human; Timeless music, the last quartets.
Responsibility: Lewis Lockwood.

Abstract:

In this ... portrayal of the world's most famous composer, [the author] 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 problems Beethoven faced as a highly gifted artist who fulfilled his destiny as Mozart's main successor while remaining a true, rebellious original. It sketches the turbulent personal, historical, political, and cultural frameworks in which Beethoven worked and demonstrates their effects on his music. Finally, it turns to the composer in his last years, with great achievements behind him, surmounting the crisis of finding still further artistic paths by which to continue. Also, by providing glimpses into the composer's sketchbooks and autograph manuscripts, [the author] allows us to gain substantial insights into Beethoven's compositional methods.-Dust jacket.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/52898386> # Beethoven the music and the life
    a bgn:SoundRecording, schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book, bgn:CD ;
   library:oclcnum "52898386" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nju> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796393136#Place/princeton_n_j> ; # Princeton, N.J.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796393136#Topic/composers_austria> ; # Composers--Austria
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/780.92/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796393136#Person/beethoven_ludwig_van_1770_1827> ; # Ludwig van Beethoven
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/871620> ; # Composers
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/classification/ML410> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204901> ; # Austria.
   schema:bookFormat bgn:AudioBook ;
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796393136#Person/lockwood_lewis> ; # Lewis Lockwood
   schema:datePublished "2003" ;
   schema:description "In this ... portrayal of the world's most famous composer, [the author] 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 problems Beethoven faced as a highly gifted artist who fulfilled his destiny as Mozart's main successor while remaining a true, rebellious original. It sketches the turbulent personal, historical, political, and cultural frameworks in which Beethoven worked and demonstrates their effects on his music. Finally, it turns to the composer in his last years, with great achievements behind him, surmounting the crisis of finding still further artistic paths by which to continue. Also, by providing glimpses into the composer's sketchbooks and autograph manuscripts, [the author] allows us to gain substantial insights into Beethoven's compositional methods.-Dust jacket." ;
   schema:description "Prologue, youth, maturity, old age, three letters -- The early years, 1770-1792: Beginnings; Music of the Bonn years -- The first maturity, 1792-1802: First years in Vienna; Music of the first Vienna years; Years of crisis; Music for and with piano; Music for orchestra and the first quartets; First maturity, an overview -- The seond maturity, 1802-1812: Beethoven in the new age; New symphonic ideals; Mature concertos; Music for the stage; Vocal music; Beethoven at the keyboard; String quartets -- Final maturity, 1813-1827: The "fallow" years; Beethoven's inner and outer worlds; Bringing the past into the present; Late piano music; Celestial and the human; Timeless music, the last quartets." ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/796393136> ;
   schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
   schema:genre "Biography" ;
   schema:genre "Criticism, interpretation, etc." ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Beethoven the music and the life" ;
   schema:productID "52898386" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/52898386#PublicationEvent/princeton_n_j_recording_for_the_blind_&_dyslexic_2003> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796393136#Agent/recording_for_the_blind_&_dyslexic> ; # Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/52898386> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796393136#Agent/recording_for_the_blind_&_dyslexic> # Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic
    a bgn:Agent ;
   schema:name "Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796393136#Person/beethoven_ludwig_van_1770_1827> # Ludwig van Beethoven
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1770" ;
   schema:deathDate "1827" ;
   schema:familyName "Beethoven" ;
   schema:givenName "Ludwig van" ;
   schema:name "Ludwig van Beethoven" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796393136#Person/lockwood_lewis> # Lewis Lockwood
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Lockwood" ;
   schema:givenName "Lewis" ;
   schema:name "Lewis Lockwood" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/796393136#Place/princeton_n_j> # Princeton, N.J.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Princeton, N.J." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204901> # Austria.
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "Austria." ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/871620> # Composers
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Composers" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.