Beethoven by Jeremy Siepmann audiobook

Beethoven

By Jeremy Siepmann
Read by various narrators

Naxos

The Life and Works Series

4.93 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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For many people, Ludwig van Beethoven is the greatest composer who ever lived. In this portrait-in-sound, actors’ readings combine with his music to reveal a titanic personality, both vulnerable and belligerent, comic and tragic, and above all heroic, as he comes to grips with perhaps the greatest disability a musician can suffer.  No man’s music is more universal, and few men’s lives are more inspiring. In every sense but one—his modest height—he was a giant. The great bonus of this audio-biography is that the development of Beethoven’s music is heard in the context of his life. What did he write in those early, ambitious years when he was at the peak of his musical powers? What did he write when beset with anxiety over his failing hearing? And what was the music that insisted on pouring out of him, even though he couldn’t hear it himself? Jeremy Siepmann draws us into the private world of Ludwig van Beethoven.

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For many people, Ludwig van Beethoven is the greatest composer who ever lived. In this portrait-in-sound, actors’ readings combine with his music to reveal a titanic personality, both vulnerable and belligerent, comic and tragic, and above all heroic, as he comes to grips with perhaps the greatest disability a musician can suffer. 

No man’s music is more universal, and few men’s lives are more inspiring. In every sense but one—his modest height—he was a giant. The great bonus of this audio-biography is that the development of Beethoven’s music is heard in the context of his life. What did he write in those early, ambitious years when he was at the peak of his musical powers? What did he write when beset with anxiety over his failing hearing? And what was the music that insisted on pouring out of him, even though he couldn’t hear it himself? Jeremy Siepmann draws us into the private world of Ludwig van Beethoven.

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Author Bio: Jeremy Siepmann

Author Bio: Jeremy Siepmann

Jeremy Siepmann is an internationally acclaimed writer, musician, teacher, broadcaster, and editor. His series for Naxos—“Life and Works” and “Classics Explained”—have received exceptional accolades from critics and listeners on both sides of the Atlantic. His books include highly acclaimed biographies of composers, two volumes on the history and literature of the piano, and an introductory survey of chamber music. From December 1997 to February 2010 he was the editor of Piano magazine, whose regular contributors included many of the world’s greatest pianists.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 4.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English