Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jan Swafford

Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jan Swafford year 2015
  • Book name: Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph
  • Author: Jan Swafford
  • Release date: 2015/11/30
  • Publisher: FABER & FABER
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Art and Photography
  • ISBN: 9780571312566
  • Rating: 8.17 of 10
  • Votes: 335
  • Review by: Alannah Strong
  • Review rating: 9.31 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/2
  • Total pages: 1104
  • Includes a PDF summary of 93 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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. 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 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 'fate's hammer', his ever-encroaching deafness. At the time of his death he was so widely celebrated that over ten thousand people attended his funeral.This book is a biography of Beethoven the man and musician, not the myth, and throughout, Swafford - himself a composer - offers insightful readings of Beethoven's key works. More than a decade in the making, this will be the standard Beethoven biography for years to come.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 51H49M36S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: European History, Classical Music (c 1750 To C 1830), Biography: Arts & Entertainment, Individual Composers & Musicians, Specific Bands & Groups
  • Available formats: MobiPocket, EPUB, DOC, WORD, TXT, PDF, HTM, TCR. Compressed in CHM, ZIP, RAR, TZ
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 22.86 USD
  • Dimensions: 153x235x45mm
  • Weight: 1,106g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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