Beethoven: his life & music

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Sourcebooks MediaFusion, Jun 1, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages
5 Reviews
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.

Naxos is the world's leading classical music label and provider of classical music over the Internet at www.naxos.com.

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Review: Beethoven: His Life & Music [With CD]

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

Mixture of appreciation of the music and a light biography. Should read more of Jeremy Siepmann's bios. Read full review

Review: Beethoven: His Life & Music [With CD]

User Review  - Sydney Young - Goodreads

Makes a great case for Beethoven. I didn't realize there were so many of his works I don't know in addition to the ones I do. Chopin is still my favorite, but I have new music to explore now and I do recognize the genius. Read full review

Contents

Beethoven and the Piano
21
Crisis
31
Chamber Music 1 Mixed Families
46
Copyright

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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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