Anguish and Triumph : A BiographyBook - 2014
"Peels away layers of legend to get to the living, breathing human being who composed some of the world’s most iconic music. The author reanimates 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. Jan Swafford teaches music history, theory, and composition a the Boston Conservatory"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014
Branch Call Number: 780.82 BEE NVD
Characteristics: xxi, 1077 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm