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Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph : A Biography

Jan Swafford
Format
Book
Published
New York, New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Language
English
ISBN
9780618054749, 061805474X
Summary
An esteemed music historian provides a rich, detailed overview of the life of Ludwig van Beethoven, traveling from Enlightenment-era Bonn to the musical capital of Europe, Vienna, to vividly describe the composer's career, ill health and romantic rejections.
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.
Description
xxi, 1077 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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