9781904341031

Beethoven

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  • ISBN13:

    9781904341031

  • ISBN10:

    1904341039

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-02-01
  • Publisher: TRAFALGAR SQUARE

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Summary

Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the legendary figures of world culture. But who is the man behind that legend? Martin Geck offers a vivid portrait of a difficult but fascinating man with a tangled and still controversial love life. This is an expert introduction to a self-styled cultural hero, presented warts, genius and all. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Martin Geck is the founding editor of the collected works of Richard Wagner and has written several books on the great composers Peter Sheppard Skaerved is the leader of the Kreutzer Quartet and Research Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music, specializing in the study of Beethoven. He has recorded the complete Beethoven repertoire for piano and violin

Table of Contents

Introduction vii
Peter Sheppard Skaerved
`The spirit of Mozart from the hands of Haydn'
Early years (1770-1800)
1(21)
`Freedom and progress in the world of art'
Years of fame (1800-1815)
22(67)
The `public' Beethoven
22(16)
The `private' Beethoven
38(29)
The works in the `heroic style'
67(22)
`Must it be? It must be!'
Years of isolation (1816-1827)
89(24)
The late works
113(13)
`A part of European history'
Beethoven's later influence
126(11)
Notes 137(7)
Chronology 144(10)
List of Works 154(6)
Select Discography 160(2)
Further Reading 162(3)
About the Author 165(1)
Sources of Illustrations 166(1)
Index 167

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