Beethoven #2020

Beethoven By J.W.N. Sullivan Beethoven From the Author s Preface I believe that in his greatest music Beethoven was primarily concerned to express his personal vision of life This vision was of course the product of his character and his
  • Title: Beethoven
  • Author: J.W.N. Sullivan
  • ISBN: 9780394701004
  • Page: 125
  • Format: Paperback
  • Beethoven By J.W.N. Sullivan From the Author s Preface I believe that in his greatest music Beethoven was primarily concerned to express his personal vision of life This vision was, of course, the product of his character and his experience Beethoven the man and Beethoven the composer are not two unconnected entities, and the known history of the man may be used to throw light upon the character ofFrom the Author s Preface I believe that in his greatest music Beethoven was primarily concerned to express his personal vision of life This vision was, of course, the product of his character and his experience Beethoven the man and Beethoven the composer are not two unconnected entities, and the known history of the man may be used to throw light upon the character of his music Clifton Fadiman has said of this classic study It is the most interesting book on music that I have ever read and it is not written for musical experts rather for people like myself who like to listen to music but can boast no special knowledge of it It deals not only with music, on which I do not speak with authority, but with human life in general, about which you and I speak with authority every day of our lives.
    Beethoven By J.W.N. Sullivan Ludwig van Beethoven Biography, Music, Facts Britannica Ludwig van Beethoven, baptized December , , Bonn, archbishopric of Cologne Germany died March , , Vienna, Austria , German composer, the predominant musical figure in the transitional period between the Classical and Romantic eras. Ludwig van Beethoven Symphonies, Deafness Facts Apr , Ludwig van Beethoven was a German pianist and composer widely considered to be one of the greatest musical geniuses of all time His innovative compositions combined vocals and instruments, Ludwig van Beethoven Biography, Albums, Streaming Links rowsAmong the greatest of composers, Beethoven took the style and forms of the Classical era Canceling Beethoven is the latest woke madness for the Sep , Beethoven s music was so profound and different that it did begin the trend of adopting rules of behavior at concerts, like being quiet during performances and Beethoven Apr , Beethoven, as he is named, grows into a giant of a dog a St Bernard Doctor Varnick, the local vet has a secret and horrible sideline, which requires lots of dogs for experiments Beethoven is on the bad doctor s list Written by Rob Hartill Beethoven Composers Classic FM Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer and pianist, who is arguably the defining figure in the history of Western music. The Best of Beethoven YouTube Nov , Buy the MP album on the Official Halidon Music Store Listen to our playlist on Spotify Ludwig van Beethoven Beethoven and women Britannica Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No in A Major Second movement, Allegretto, of Beethoven s Symphony No in A Major, Opus from a recording by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Wilhelm Furtwngler Cefidom Encyclopdia Universalis Beethoven Moonlight Sonata FULL YouTube Dec , Beethoven Moonlight Sonata FULL Piano Sonata No Instagram The Pian
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      John William Navin Sullivan was a popular science writer and literary journalist.

    796 thoughts on “Beethoven”

    1. My favorite non fiction book ever A book like this could never get published these days It is too full of sweeping generalizations unsupported by research, and long speculative digressions on subjects about which the author is not any kind of expert Part biography, part musicophilia, part philosophical rambling, part spiritual journey, part cultural anthropology And the prose is so beautiful that you are convinced it must also contain correct information Thank you Daniel And Daniel s grandmother [...]


    2. I loved this book as I have recently discovered classical music In particular I have enjoyed Beethoven s Late String Quartets, to which a large percentage of this work is dedicated It focuses on the nature of art, genius, science and philosophy But than anything it discusses Beethoven s emotionally rich and complex music in the framework of spiritual development growth It does NOT require any deep understanding of music theory, composition etc In fact, those well versed in those areas may be di [...]


    3. Nothing I ve read could be ever painful that the last four chapters of this book.J.W.N Sullivan has provided a marvelous and unparalleled account of how Beethoven s rich inner life shaped his music and the most authentic analysis of the man behind the music I would recommend this to every Beethoven scholar or fan who is genuinely interested in knowing about the Romantic composer who was praised in this book not for his only for his god like qualities which are undeniably present anyways , but [...]


    4. This was a fascinating book Insights are given into different pieces of music and, whether you agree with him or not, it is a fascinating journey I would have taken issue with some things if I d been having a discussion with him For instance he says that string quartets are the most sincere forms of expression and opera the least As an opera lover I feel that for me it touches the heart in the very deepest place, and therefore, at its best must be totally sincere Maybe it just belongs to OTT peo [...]



    5. Simply the best book ever on Beethoven Packed with brilliant insights touched with great warmth and humanity.


    6. An exemplary entry level introduction to Beethoven s life and music, this little book is still in print almost a century after its first publication Sullivan rarely assumes musical knowledge or expertise on the part of the reader but discusses Beethoven s major works in terms of what they mean to us and how they reflect the composer s deepening understanding of existence in response to the crises in his life.Inevitably the book shows its age here and there Sullivan tends to see humanity as evolv [...]


    7. As consumers we tend to forget that what we enjoy comes from the suffering of others By this I don t just mean that dirt poor wages in Latin America give us cheap bananas, but the finer things come at a cost, too, in this case the music of Beethoven As a consumer you listen to the music, love it, and yet don t have to live through the pain that aroused it in the first place Listening costs you nothing In a sense it almost seems like irresponsibility or hearing a secret you weren t supposed to kn [...]


    8. There was nothing in this man, either natural or acquired, to blunt his perceptions And he was not merely sensitive he was not merely a reflective mirror His experiences took root and grew An inner life of quite extraordinary intensity was in process of development until the very end had been working on this book off and on for a couple of years, though it is a short volume it has felt incomplete and not quite the esoteric work i was hoping for however, i hope to revisit this at a later time, re [...]


    9. Insightful perspective of Beethoven s inner life, but was based rather much on speculation for my taste, and the author s bias came out pretty strong, though I agree that Beethoven is a magnificent composer, it isn t necessary to repeat a composer of Beethoven s scale so often I did like the emphasis on Beethoven s struggles and how his music transformed in relationship to them.


    10. Very entertaining insight into the mind of Beethoven The author uses many primary sources, including Beethoven s letters however, much of the book is purely speculative I found the first third of the book, very dense and not as enjoyable This book is for die hard fans of Beethoven, but probably not the average music fan.


    11. I don t know why I found this so compelling, but I did It s all speculative of course, but tracing someone s spirituality through their music is an interesting concept and a new one to a non musical person like me.





    12. Spoiled by some nutter pencilling tick marks all down either margin why Why mark a library book anyway Dickhead.




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