The Life of Beethoven (Paperback)
|Author: David/ Jones Wyn Jones|
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|An account of Beethoven''s life as a creative musician.|
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While paying due regard to the image of Beethoven as one of the most gifted and single-minded composers in the history of music, this biography places his work in the context of the musical life of the period.This account of Beethoven reveals the life and times of a creative musician in Bonn and Vienna in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. While paying due regard to the image of Beethoven as one of the most single-minded composers in the history of music, this biography places his work in the context of the musical life of the period. Through an understanding of the changing nature of musical patronage, the private and public concert, the impact of the Napoleonic Wars on culture and society--in addition to the effects of Beethoven's increasing deafness and his difficult relationships with both patrons and the musical institutions of the day--a varied and dynamic picture of the life and career of the musical genius emerges.