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What to listen for in Beethoven : the essential introduction to the world's foremost composer and to the hidden pleasures of classical music

Author: Robert Harris
Publisher: Toronto : Macfarlane Walter & Ross, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Harris
ISBN: 1551990016 9781551990019 1551990210 9781551990217
OCLC Number: 35976077
Description: xii, 233 pages : music ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. The colossus --
2. Listening with your heart, listening with your mind --
3. Operating manual: Für Elise --
4. The young Beethoven --
5. Mozart's spirit from Haydn's hands --
6. The eternal guide: sonata form --
7. Op. 2, No. 1: the first sonata --
8. "Speak louder, shout, for I am deaf" --
9. Breakthrough: The Eroica --
10. Fidelio: The hymn to liberty --
11. The summer of a life --
12. The heroic style: the Appassionata Sonata --
13. Forbidden love: the Immortal Beloved --
14. Expropriated love: Karl --
15. Beyond love: the final years --
16. The holy song of thanks: Op. 132 --
17. The last movement --
Appendix: Beethoven's top forty.
Responsibility: Robert Harris.

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