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Ludwig van Beethoven

Jeremy Siepmann

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Description:

For many people, Beethoven is the greatest composer who ever lived. In this portrait-in-sound, actors’ readings combine with his music to reveal a titanic personality, both vulnerable and belligerent, comic and tragic, and above all heroic, as he comes to grips with perhaps the greatest disability a musician can suffer. No man’s music is more universal, few men’s lives are more inspiring. In every sense but one – his modest height – he was a giant. The great bonus of this audio-biography is that the development of Beethoven’s music can be heard in the context of his life. What did he write in those early, ambitious years when he was at the peak of his musical powers? What did he write when beset with anxiety over his failing hearing? And what was the music that insisted on pouring out of him, even though he couldn’t hear it himself? Jeremy Siepmann draws us into the private world of Ludwig van Beethoven, with the composer portrayed with rugged vividness by Bob Peck.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Bob Peck

Length:

4h 57m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:26


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:26


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:52


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

07:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

00:39


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:39


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:26


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:17


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

10:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

00:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:25


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:00


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:17


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:01


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:53


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:05


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:01


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:56


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:13


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:09


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:49


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

03:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

17:24


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:51


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:29


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

01:23


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:55


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

01:54


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:07


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:31


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:02