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The Resource Beethoven : anguish and triumph : a biography, Jan Swafford

Beethoven : anguish and triumph : a biography, Jan Swafford

Label
Beethoven : anguish and triumph : a biography
Title
Beethoven
Title remainder
anguish and triumph : a biography
Statement of responsibility
Jan Swafford
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jan Swafford'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 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. Throughout, Swafford offers insightful readings of Beethoven's key works."--Publisher information
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swafford, Jan
Dewey number
  • 780.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.B4
LC item number
S94 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • Composers
  • Germany
  • Composers
  • Germany
Label
Beethoven : anguish and triumph : a biography, Jan Swafford
Link
http://d-nb.info/105892866X/04
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 946-955) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bonn, electorate of Cologne -- Father, mother, son -- Reason and revolution -- Loved in turn -- Golden age -- A journey and a death -- Bildung -- Stem and book -- Unreal city -- Chains of craftsmanship -- Generalissimo -- Virtuoso -- Fate's hammer -- The good, the beautiful, and the melancholy -- The new path -- Oh, fellow men -- Heaven and Earth will tremble -- Geschrieben auf Bonaparte -- Our hearts were stirred -- That haughty beauty -- Schemes -- Darkness to light -- Thus be enabled to create -- Myths and men -- My angel, my self -- We finite beings -- The queen of the night -- What is difficult -- The sky above, the law within -- Qui venit in nomine Domini -- You millions -- Ars longa, vita brevis -- Plaudite, amici
Control code
ocn881386554
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 1077 pages
Isbn
9780618054749
Lccn
2014011681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780618054749
  • (OCoLC)881386554
Label
Beethoven : anguish and triumph : a biography, Jan Swafford
Link
http://d-nb.info/105892866X/04
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 946-955) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bonn, electorate of Cologne -- Father, mother, son -- Reason and revolution -- Loved in turn -- Golden age -- A journey and a death -- Bildung -- Stem and book -- Unreal city -- Chains of craftsmanship -- Generalissimo -- Virtuoso -- Fate's hammer -- The good, the beautiful, and the melancholy -- The new path -- Oh, fellow men -- Heaven and Earth will tremble -- Geschrieben auf Bonaparte -- Our hearts were stirred -- That haughty beauty -- Schemes -- Darkness to light -- Thus be enabled to create -- Myths and men -- My angel, my self -- We finite beings -- The queen of the night -- What is difficult -- The sky above, the law within -- Qui venit in nomine Domini -- You millions -- Ars longa, vita brevis -- Plaudite, amici
Control code
ocn881386554
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 1077 pages
Isbn
9780618054749
Lccn
2014011681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780618054749
  • (OCoLC)881386554

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