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Beethoven: The Music and the Life

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In this brilliant portrayal of the world's most famous composer, eminent Beethoven scholar Lewis Lockwood 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, Lockwood allows us to gain substantial insights into Beethoven's compositional methods. In a publishing first, musically literate readers will find some one hundred notated music examples on a special Web site. 50 illustrations, 8 music examples.

Book News Annotation:

Lockwood (music, Harvard U.) is a world-renowned Beethoven scholar who has written extensively on the composer. Written for the general reader, his text portrays Beethoven as man and artist, focusing mainly on his music, but also exploring his life, career, and the age in which he lived. While the text presents his life mainly through his development as a composer, it also places him within the historical, political, and cultural setting in which he lived, and shows Beethoven's works as both reflections of outer influences and as imaginative products of an exceptional musical mind. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In this interpretation of the composer's life and works, written for the lay reader, Beethoven scholar Lewis Lockwood uncovers the artistic challenges that Beethoven set for himself and shows how they were fulfilled in his compositions.

Synopsis:

The definitive book on the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven, written by the acclaimed biographer of Brahms and Ives.

Synopsis:

A fresh look at Beethoven's life, career, and milieu highlighting his development as a composer.

Synopsis:

Jan Swaffordand#8217;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 worldand#8217;s most iconic music. Swafford mines sources never before used in English-language biographies to reanimate the revolutionary ferment of Enlightenment-era Bonn, where Beethoven grew up and imbibed the ideas that would shape all of his future work. Swafford then tracks his subject to Vienna, capital of European music, where Beethoven built his career in the face of critical incomprehension, crippling ill health, romantic rejection, and and#8220;fateand#8217;s hammer,and#8221; his ever-encroaching deafness. Throughout, Swafford offers insightful readings of Beethovenand#8217;s key works.

More than a decade in the making, this will be the standard Beethoven biography for years to come.and#160;

Synopsis:

In this brilliant portrayal of the world's most famous composer, eminent Beethoven scholar Lockwood interweaves his subject's musical and biographical dimensions and places them in their historical and artistic contexts. 50 illustrations. 8 music examples.

About the Author

Lewis Lockwood is Fanny Peabody Professor of Music Emeritus at Harvard University. His publications include Beethoven: Studies in the Creative Process. He lives in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Table of Contents

Introductionand#8195;xi

1.and#160;Bonn, Electorate of Cologneand#8195;1

2.and#160;Father, Mother, Sonand#8195;21

3.and#160;Reason and Revolutionand#8195;40

4.and#160;Loved in Turnand#8195;56

5.and#160;Golden Ageand#8195;69

6.and#160;A Journey and a Deathand#8195;84

7.and#160;Bildungand#8195;95

8.and#160;Stem and Bookand#8195;112

9.and#160;Unreal Cityand#8195;132

10.and#160;Chains of Craftsmanshipand#8195;145

11.and#160;Generalissimoand#8195;166

12.and#160;Virtuosoand#8195;186

13.and#160;Fateand#8217;s Hammerand#8195;207

14.and#160;The Good, the Beautiful, and the Melancholyand#8195;242

15.and#160;The New Pathand#8195;269

16.and#160;Oh, Fellow Menand#8195;301

17.and#160;Heaven and Earth Will Trembleand#8195;331

18.and#160;Geschrieben auf Bonaparteand#8195;370

19.and#160;Our Hearts Were Stirredand#8195;402

20.and#160;That Haughty Beautyand#8195;436

21.and#160;Schemesand#8195;462

22.and#160;Darkness to Lightand#8195;484

23.and#160;Thus Be Enabled to Createand#8195;516

24.and#160;Myths and Menand#8195;544

25.and#160;My Angel, My Selfand#8195;580

26.and#160;We Finite Beingsand#8195;613

27.and#160;The Queen of the Nightand#8195;657

28.and#160;What Is Difficultand#8195;697

29.and#160;The Sky Above, the Law Withinand#8195;738

30.and#160;Qui Venit in Nomine Dominiand#8195;789

31.and#160;You Millionsand#8195;826

32.and#160;Ars Longa, Vita Brevisand#8195;857

33.and#160;Plaudite, Amiciand#8195;898

Appendixand#8195;937

Works Citedand#8195;946

Notesand#8195;956

Indexand#8195;1056

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393050813
Author:
Lockwood, Lewis
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Swafford, Jan
Location:
New York
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Austria
Subject:
Classical
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Classical Composers
Subject:
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Subject:
Composers
Subject:
Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Classical
Subject:
Composers -- Austria.
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Subject:
Appreciation
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
03-090
Publication Date:
20021231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Illustrations of music, throughout + one
Pages:
1104
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 9.99 lb

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Product details 1104 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393050813 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this interpretation of the composer's life and works, written for the lay reader, Beethoven scholar Lewis Lockwood uncovers the artistic challenges that Beethoven set for himself and shows how they were fulfilled in his compositions.
"Synopsis" by , The definitive book on the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven, written by the acclaimed biographer of Brahms and Ives.
"Synopsis" by , A fresh look at Beethoven's life, career, and milieu highlighting his development as a composer.
"Synopsis" by ,
Jan Swaffordand#8217;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 worldand#8217;s most iconic music. Swafford mines sources never before used in English-language biographies to reanimate the revolutionary ferment of Enlightenment-era Bonn, where Beethoven grew up and imbibed the ideas that would shape all of his future work. Swafford then tracks his subject to Vienna, capital of European music, where Beethoven built his career in the face of critical incomprehension, crippling ill health, romantic rejection, and and#8220;fateand#8217;s hammer,and#8221; his ever-encroaching deafness. Throughout, Swafford offers insightful readings of Beethovenand#8217;s key works.

More than a decade in the making, this will be the standard Beethoven biography for years to come.and#160;

"Synopsis" by , In this brilliant portrayal of the world's most famous composer, eminent Beethoven scholar Lockwood interweaves his subject's musical and biographical dimensions and places them in their historical and artistic contexts. 50 illustrations. 8 music examples.
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