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Beethoven - Anguish and Triumph

Jan Swafford

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Jan Swafford's biographies have established him as a revered music historian, capable of bringing his subjects vibrantly to life. His magnificent new biography of Ludwig van Beethoven peels away layers of legend to get to the living, breathing human being who composed some of the world's most iconic music. Swafford mines sources never before used in English-language biographies to reanimate the revolutionary ferment of Enlightenment-era Bonn, where Beethoven grew up and imbibed the ideas that would shape all of his future work. Swafford then tracks his subject to Vienna, capital of European music, where Beethoven built his career in the face of critical incomprehension, crippling ill health, romantic rejection, and "fate's hammer," his ever-encroaching deafness.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Michael Prichard

Length:

39h 8m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

26:35


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

49:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

50:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

39:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

31:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

39:39


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

41:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

48:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

32:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

49:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

48:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

51:08


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

42:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

44:41


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

37:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

24:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

39:48


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

41:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

31:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

47:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

38:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

46:32


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

43:59


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

39:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

51:25


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

37:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

28:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

34:03


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

25:19


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

31:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

40:25


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

27:57


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

36:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

34:34


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

44:20


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

44:59


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

47:02


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

37:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

41:38


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

39:40


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

31:56


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

51:43


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

53:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

53:37


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

48:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

35:55


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

47:34


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

43:55


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

31:17


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

45:55


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

40:39


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

34:45


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

41:41


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

52:10


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

46:42


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

52:35


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

19:37