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Ludwig van Beethoven BBC Documentary – Parts 10 – 18

Shahzad Raja

Ludwig van Beethoven[1] (17 December 1770–26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. The crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential composers of all time.
Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation in present-day Germany, 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 the late 1790s, yet he continued to compose, conduct, and perform, even after becoming completely deaf.

 

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Ludwig von Beethoven   –   1770 – 1827

Titan  of  the  classical  music  world,  Beethoven   emulated and learned from the  greatest composers of  his era and the high Baroque.  Throughout all 3 of his  creative periods, he explored & mastered form,  harmony and counterpoint in such  unique ways. The elements of   surprise, breathtaking beauty and frequent roughness  of style generate love and fascination with his music to the present day.

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ClassicalNet
Offers a special page for Beethoven | | features a number of works sequenced by various people | You may also submit your own sequences to this page |  Bio | recordings

The Beethoven Page at midiworld
Has a small but very high-quality collection if his works  |  Biography  |  Recommended Recordings  |  Books and Printed Music  |

Classical MIDI Archives – Beethoven
Part of Classical  MIDI Archives site  |  The Beethoven section includes 234 files,

The Beethoven Connection
Offers a special page for Beethoven | | features a number of works sequenced by various people | You may also submit your own sequences to this page |  Bio | recordings

Beethoven, The Immortal
Beethoven’s life  |  ascent to greatness  |  demeanor as a mature man  |  Beethoven’s view on performing  | final days  |  medical history |  daily routine complete Listing of Beethoven’s Works  |  Symphonies  |images  |  audio/MIDI

Mad About Beethoven
Beethoven’s family – in-depth biographies  |  Beethoven’s Vienna – a tour of the places he knew  |  trilogy books  |  article  | 5th symphony – opening

An excerpt from Beethoven’s Ninth
A Political History by Esteban Buch  |  The Romantic Cult and the Ode to Joy

The Unheard Beethoven
MIDI files | Member of the Beethoven Admirer sitering

GMN Classical Plus
Beethoven’s Hair : An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey and a Musical Mystery Solved  |  Beethoven’s Hair : An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey and a Musical Mystery SolvedRussell Martin  |  A fascinating tale derived from a 175-year-old snippet of Beethoven’s hair, encompassing biographical insights, scientific findings, and the path the hair took, from the great composer’s head right into the present!

Ludwig Van Beethoven: The Magnificent Master
Biography |  works list | picture gallery | creation histories (symphonies) |  Musicians About Beethoven | Beethoven & Other Great Minds | Opera, anyone?

Ludwig van Beethoven: An Overview
Mfiles.co.uk Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) | Beethoven’s works Beethoven’s 9 symphonies | Beethoven’s influences Recommended Sheet  Music

About.com   –   Beethoven, the most popular of all composers, was a ground breaking composer. Beethoven’s nine great symphonies are widely played and even imitated by the many following composers, including Brahms and Mahler. This One-Stop Beethoven Resource will provide you with the history, life, and music of Beethoven.

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas
Introduction  |  1792 AND 1802  |  1802 AND 1814  |  After 1815  |  Bibliography   |   References   |  nomoto

Beethoven: Musical Style and Innovations  

KunstDerFuge.com   –   Beethoven MIDI Files. 

ClassicCat.net   –   Performances of Beethoven   –   mp3  

Grave of Ludwig Van Beethoven

NPR – Closer to Eternity: Stretching Beethoven’s 9th
Norwegian Artist Creates 24-Hour Version of Famous Work |

Classical-Composer.org   –   12 Beethoven links 

1998 Jim Lehrer Interview – Anne-Sophie Mutter
Playing Beethoven | A conversation with German violinist, Anne-Sophie Mutter, who was spending the year performing Beethoven’s 10 Sonatas for Violin and Piano around the world

Beethoven Database   –   SJLibrary.org 

Beethoven
( Webmaster Note:  Composers with seeking mind  have a lot to learn here. Many linked terms ) His creative life is usually divided into three periods Personal fingerprints  |  Structural innovations   |   Use of sonata form  |  Thematic links in Beethoven’s works Orchestration in Beethoven’s work  |  Romantic tendencies in Beethoven’s music  |  Beethoven’s influence  |  M.Tevfik Dorak, B.A. (Hons)  |