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Beethoven : anguish and triumph : a biography

Author: Jan Swafford
Publisher: London : Faber & Faber, 2015, ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jan Swafford's biographies of Charles Ives and Johannes Brahms have established him as a revered music historian, capable of bringing his subjects vibrantly to life. His magnificent new biography of Ludwig van Beethoven peels away layers of legend to get to the living, breathing human being who composed some of the world's most iconic music. Swafford mines sources never before used in English-language biographies to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ludwig van Beethoven
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jan Swafford
ISBN: 9780571312566 057131256X
OCLC Number: 925432113
Notes: Originally published: 2014
Description: xxi, 1077, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 22 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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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.  Read more...

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