Beethoven: his life & music

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Sourcebooks MediaFusion, Jun 1, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
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Sourcebooks MediaFusion and Naxos proudly present this fascinating biography, complete with two CDs of his greatest works plus an exclusive website with extended compositions.

Jeremy Siepmann draws an accessible portrait of the turbulent, troubled but determined figure of Beethoven, regarded by many as the greatest composer who ever lived. And with the words comes the music: Two CDs of carefully chosen pieces covering all the different genres in which Beethoven made his mark. Readers also gain access to an exclusive website that offers the musical works in full, the music of Beethoven's contemporaries, new essays and more. This revolutionary biography utilizes traditional and new media to provide a uniquely rounded portrait of the composer himself.

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User Review  - Scarchin - LibraryThing

These are hands down the best audio books I've ever listened to. A detailed and interesting account of the composer's life interspersed with relevant examples of the music. Fantastic! Read full review

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User Review  - Stbalbach - LibraryThing

I have little background in classical music, but Beethoven has always been my favorite, specifically the 9th Symphony, which I've been listening too regularly for the past 30 years or so, I consider ... Read full review


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About the author (2006)

Siepmann was born in the US but has long resided in the UK. Until 1994 he was head of music at the BBC World Service.

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