|提及的人：||Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven|
|注意：||Originally published: New York : W.W. Norton, c2003.|
|描述：||1 sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.|
|内容：||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.
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.