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In Search of Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven moved to Vienna in his early 20s, studying with Joseph Haydn and quickly gaining a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. His hearing began to deteriorate in his late twenties, yet he continued to compose, conduct, and perform, even after becoming completely deaf. (from wikipedia.org)

In Search of Beethoven, written and directed by Phil Grabsky, tells the story of Beethoven's life and his musical output. It includes numerous interviews with performers and experts on Beethoven as well as performances by gifted musicians. Through the performances and interviews, it tries to read Beethoven's true mind on his works.

In Search of Beethoven (Part 1 of 2)


In Search of Beethoven (Part 2 of 2)


Related Links
Ludwig van Beethoven - wikipedia
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers.
The Genius of Beethoven
This is a three-part BBC dramatized documentary series presented by Charles Hazlewood, taking a look at the life and work of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Mark Steel Lectures - Ludwig van Beethoven
Mark Steel sets Beethoven in his revolutionary context and reveals the quirks of his character the history books gloss over.
Eroica (2003 film)
This is a BBC television film that dramatises the first performance of Beethoven's third symphony, the Eroica. Directed by Simon Cellan Jones, it stars Ian Hart, Tim Pigott-Smith, Anton Lesser and Frank Finlay.

e-Books
Beethoven
Author: Frederick J. Crowest. Subject: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Publisher: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd, London. Language: English. Book contributor: Music - University of Toronto.
The life of Beethoven
Author: Anton Schindler; edited by Ignaz Moscheles. Subject: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Publisher: Oliver Ditson Company, Boston. Book contributor: Music - University of Toronto.
Beethoven and his forerunners
Author: Daniel Gregory Mason. Subject: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827); Music. Publisher: The Macmillan Company, New York. Book contributor: Music - University of Toronto.
Beethoven's Letters (Vol. 1)
Author: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827); A. C. Kalischer; translated with preface by J. S. Shedlock. Subject: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Publisher: J. M. Dent & Co., London. Book contributor: Wellesley College Library.
Beethoven's Letters (Vol. 2)
Author: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827); A. C. Kalischer; translated with preface by J. S. Shedlock. Subject: Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). Publisher: J. M. Dent & Co., London. Book contributor: Wellesley College Library.