A First Book of Beethoven

24 Arrangements for the Beginning Pianist with Downloadable MP3s

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Author: David Dutkanicz

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486171493

Category: Music

Page: 48

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Specially arranged and simplified, these popular melodies include Für Elise, Ode to Joy, the opening of the "Moonlight" Sonata, and more. Includes a free MP3 download for each piece.

A First Book of Great Composers

26 Themes by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and Others in Easy Piano Arrangements

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Author: Bergerac

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486427560

Category: Music

Page: 43

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Presents arranged music for twenty-six pieces by such composers as Bach, Gluck, Grieg, Mendelssohn, and Mozart.

A First Book of Classical Music

29 Themes by Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin and Other Great Composers in Easy Piano Arrangements

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Author: Bergerac

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486174018

Category: Music

Page: 48

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Fun-to-play arrangements include themes from Beethoven's "Pathétique" Sonata and Haydn's "Surprise" Symphony, along with such favorites as Schumann's Träumerei, Brahms's Lullaby, Chopin's Prelude, more.

Beethoven

The Man Revealed

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Author: John Suchet

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 0802192912

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Beethoven scholar and classical radio host John Suchet has had a lifelong, ardent interest in the man and his music. Here, in his first full-length biography, Suchet illuminates the composer’s difficult childhood, his struggle to maintain friendships and romances, his ungovernable temper, his obsessive efforts to control his nephew’s life, and the excruciating decline of his hearing. This absorbing narrative provides a comprehensive account of a momentous life, as it takes the reader on a journey from the composer’s birth in Bonn to his death in Vienna. Chronicling the landmark events in Beethoven's career—from his competitive encounters with Mozart to the circumstances surrounding the creation of the well-known Für Elise and Moonlight Sonata—this book enhances understanding of the composer's character, inspiring a deeper appreciation for his work. Beethoven scholarship is constantly evolving, and Suchet draws on the latest research, using rare source material (some of which has never before been published in English) to paint a complete and vivid portrait of the legendary prodigy.

Piano lessons in the grand style

from the golden age of The etude music magazine (1913-1940)

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Author: Jeffrey Johnson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486424243

Category: Music

Page: 122

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Series of "Master-Lessons" features Paderewski's "Minuet in G, " Chopin's "Military Polonaise, " Grieg's "Norwegian Bridal Procession, " Mendelssohn's "Scherzo, " and Beethoven's "Pathetique Sonata, " as taught by Wilhelm Bachaus, Percy Grainger, Edwin Hughes, and Mark Hambourg. "

My First Book of Irish Songs and Celtic Dances

21 Favorite Pieces in Easy Piano Arrangements

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Author: Bergerac,Marty Noble

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486404056

Category: Music

Page: 46

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Fun-to-play, easy piano arrangements of 21 perennial favorites include Danny Boy, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, My Wild Irish Rose, The Wearing of the Green, Sweet Rosie O'Grady, and many others. Beginning pianists of all ages will enjoy this spirited and modestly priced collection of classic Irish airs, several of which include lyrics.

The Cambridge Companion to Beethoven

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Author: Glenn Stanley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107494044

Category: Music

Page: 394

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This Companion, first published in 2000, provides a comprehensive view of Beethoven and his work. The first part of the book presents the composer as a private individual, as a professional, and at the work-place, discussing biographical problems, Beethoven's professional activities when not composing and his methods as a composer. In the heart of the book, individual chapters are devoted to all the major genres cultivated by Beethoven and to the elements of style and structure that cross all genres. The book concludes by looking at the ways that Beethoven and his music have been interpreted by performers, writers on music, and in the arts, literature, and philosophy. The essays in this volume, written by leading Beethoven specialists, maintain traditional emphases in Beethoven studies while incorporating other developments in musicology and theory.

Beethoven

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Author: Barry Cooper

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0191592706

Category:

Page: 426

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This major new study of Beethoven and his music is written as a single, continuous narrative, using a strictly chronological approach that enables each work to be seen against the musical and biographical background from which it emerged. The result is a much closer integration of life and works than is often achieved. The approach works particularly well for Beethoven for two reasons. Firstly, composition was his central preoccupation for most of his life: 'I live entirely in my music', he once wrote. Secondly, recent study of his large numbers of musical sketches has enabled a much clearer picture of his everyday compositional activity than was previously possible, leading to many new insights into the interaction between his life and music. The volume concentrates on Beethoven's artistic achievements both by examining the origins of his works and by commentary on some of their most striking and original features. Statements in earlier biographies have been treated with caution, and have been accepted only where they are supported by sound evidence. Everything-even down to the translations of individual German words-has been reassessed as far as is feasible, in an effort to avoide recycling old errors. Many well-known but fictitious anecdotes have thereby been eliminated, while conversely numerous details discovered in recent years have been incorporated into a general Beethoven biography for the first time-notably information derived from sketch studies and from a new edition for correspondence. This volume reaches many fresh conclusions that should be of interest to both specialists and the general musical public. -

Beethoven

The Philosophy of Music

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Author: Theodor W. Adorno

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745694292

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Beethoven is a classic study of the composer's music, written by one of the most important thinkers of our time. Throughout his life, Adorno wrote extensive notes, essay fragments and aides-memoires on the subject of Beethoven's music. This book brings together all of Beethoven's music in relation to the society in which he lived. Adorno identifies three periods in Beethoven's work, arguing that the thematic unity of the first and second periods begins to break down in the third. Adorno follows this progressive disintegration of organic unity in the classical music of Beethoven and his contemporaries, linking it with the rationality and monopolistic nature of modern society. Beethoven will be welcomed by students and researchers in a wide range of disciplines - philosophy, sociology, music and history - and by anyone interested in the life of the composer.

Beethoven the Pianist

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Author: Tilman Skowroneck

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521119596

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 274

View: 2045

This book offers an insight into Beethoven's career, showing in well-documented detail the rise and decline of his powers as a performer.