Have you ever wondered how the lives of great composers - especially when set against the social, political, and cultural context of their world - influenced their music? After listening to this perceptive series of eight lectures on the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven, you will likely find that you hear his work in an entirely different way, with your insight informed by new knowledge of how Beethoven was able to create masterpieces from the crises of his life. You'll learn about the years of progressive hearing loss - ultimately to produce total deafness - and the understandable agony and rage such a fate would bring upon a composer. About his deep depression over the end of his relationship with the woman he calls his Immortal Beloved. About his pathological hatred of authority, his persecution complex, even delusional behaviors. But you'll also learn how each of these crises, and many others, served to drive Beethoven inward, to reinvent himself and redeem his suffering through art, creating disruptive works of profound passion and beauty that reinvented the nature of musical expression in the Western world.
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Book Description The Teaching Company, 2001. Audio CD. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1565853806
Book Description The Teaching Company, 2001. Audio Book (CD). Book Condition: New. Course #755 consists of eight 45 minute lectures by the renowned Professor Greenberg on 8 audio CDs. Includes the course guidebook. Brand new - still shrink-wrapped!. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-1501000661037