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The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven 3 Volume Set

The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven 3 Volume Set

Author: Alexander Wheelock Thayer
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Music
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This authoritative biography of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a landmark in its meticulous research and use of source material. For the American author Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1817-97), it represented a lifelong labour of love, yet it remained unfinished at his death. His friend Hermann Deiters (1833-1907) edited and translated Thayer's work into German, publishing three volumes which covered Beethoven's life to 1816. Since Deiters also died before the biography could be completed, musicologist Hugo Riemann (1849-1919) was called upon to conclude the work. The final German volumes appeared in 1907 and 1908. It was the American critic Henry Edward Krehbiel (1854-1923) who prepared the present work, the first and considerably revised English version, published in three volumes in 1921. Volume 1 covers Beethoven's career up to 1802, Volume 2 covers the period 1803-18, and Volume 3 addresses Beethoven's final years, his ninth symphony and late quartets.

Table of contents

Volume 1: Introduction; 1. Fall of the ecclesiastical-civil states in Germany; 2. Beethoven's ancestors in Belgium; 3. Birth of Ludwig van Beethoven; 4. Beethoven a pupil of Neefe; 5. Elector Max Franz; 6. Beethoven again; 7. The family von Breuning; 8. The national theatre of Elector Max Franz; 9. The last three years of Beethoven's life in Bonn; 10. Beethoven's creative activity in Bonn; 11. Beethoven in Vienna; 12. Music in Vienna at the time of Beethoven's arrival there; 13. Beethoven in society; 14. The years 1796 and 1797; 15. General Bernadotte; 16. Beethoven's social life in Vienna; 17. Beethoven's character and personality; 18. Beethoven's brothers; 19. The year 1801; 20. Important letters of 1801; 21. Beethoven's love-affairs; 22. The year 1802. Volume 2: 1. The year 1803; 2. The year 1804; 3. The year 1805; 4. The year 1806; 5. Beethoven's friends and patrons; 6. Princes and counts as theatrical directors; 7. The year 1808; 8. Jerome Bonaparte's invitation; 9. The years 1807-9; 10. The year 1810; 11. The year 1811; 12. The year 1812; 13. The year 1813; 14. The year 1814; 15. The year 1815; 16. The year 1816; 17. The year 1817; 18. The year 1818. Volume 3: 1. The year 1819; 2. End of litigation; 3. The year 1822; 4. The year 1823; 5. The year 1824; 6. Incidents and labors of the year 1824; 7. The year 1825; 8. A year of sickness and sorrow; 9. Karl van Beethoven; 10. The last days at Gneixendorf; General index; Index to compositions.

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General Fields

  • : 9781108064767
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : Cambridge University Press
  • : Contains 3 Paperbacks
  • : September 2013
  • : 254mm X 178mm X 66mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Multiple copy pack
  • : Alexander Wheelock Thayer
  • : 4 b/w illus.
  • : 1198
  • : 780.92
  • : English