In his 16 quartets for two violins, viola, and cello, Beethoven created a Mount Everest for string players and some of the most sublime, unforgettable music ever written. In this musically rich 24-lecture series, Professor Greenberg guides you in a deep encounter with these majestic works of art, offering you the rare opportunity to grasp the musical riches and spiritual greatness of the quartets in a clear and accessible way.You´ll uncover the musical underpinnings of the luminous beauty, emotional depth, and dramatic scope that make these quartets legendary; examine the inner workings of one of history´s most innovative minds; learn the ´´ritual template´´ of the Classical string quartet; and probe the seminal innovations of Haydn and Mozart within the template, as they set the stage for the explosive arrival of Beethoven. The heart of this series is a movement-by-movement exploration of the individual Beethoven quartets, revealing the arc of the composer´s fierce independence and imagination as he brings to the string quartet an expressive, formal, and narrative range undreamed of by earlier musicians. You´ll delve deeply into the musical innovations that underlie Beethoven´s creativity in these works, including ´´motivic´´ development, originality, and contextual use of form. Each of these lectures is a rare and life-enriching opportunity to know the scope of Beethoven´s genius, his most unforgettable music, and the profound humanity and beauty that live through them. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Robert Greenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000278de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever thought about the creative process that boiled inside geniuses like Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorák, Strauss, Brahms, Mendelssohn, or Liszt - or any composer, for that matter? What goes through a composer´s mind when a musical composition is being set to paper? Are those magical weeks or months spent in an agonizing creative blur of ideas first tried and then discarded, or is it a matter of pure inspiration? Does the composer hear the music in his head before even picking up a pen, or does the music in fact begin on that blank sheet of staff paper? Most important, can lay listeners like us, untrained in music´s technicalities, learn how to open our ears to a composer´s creative intentions? Happily, the answer is a resounding ´´yes!´´ And in this series of 32 lectures, a professional composer and accomplished teacher will give you a new level of sophistication as a music listener - using as his teaching tools some of the most memorable works in all of music, by geniuses whose work has not only withstood time, but transcended it. Through listening to these lectures, you´ll gain a new grasp of the intricacies of musical purpose, structure, and narrative content that you will then be able to hear in any piece of music. And though this is a demanding course, with a deeper look into musical structure than untrained listeners are likely to have experienced, it is not an intimidating one. Professor Greenberg vividly positions each composition and its composer in the social and musical fabric of its period, so you can understand the music in its proper societal and artistic context and feel its emotional power in the same way as did its original audiences. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Professor Robert Greenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000067de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionThis CD edition of Beethoven Gold, from the Easy Piano Collection, features a fine selection of the most famous masterpieces by Ludwig van Beethoven composed for or arranged for easy Piano. An essential addition to your Piano library. These books use the same notation as Carol Barratt’s Classic Piano Course and are presented in a brand new, easy-to-read style, complete with fingerings and detailed composer biographies. Suitable for pianists between Grade 1-3 standard. Other books in the series include: Bach Mozart Chopin Baroque Classical Early Romantic Classic FilmSonglistBagatelle In G Minor Op.119 No.1Concerto For Violin, Cello & Piano ´Triple Concerto´ Op.56 (2nd Movement: Largo)Ecossaise In G MajorEgmont Overture (March) Op.84Fidelio Op.72Funeral March (From Piano Sonata Op.26)Fur EliseGerman Dance In G MajorMinuet In GPiano Concerto No.1 Op.15 (3rd Movement: Rondo)Piano Concerto No.3 Op.37 (1st Movement Themes)Piano Concerto No.5 ´Emperor´ Op.73 (2nd Movement: Adagio Un Poco Moto)Ritterballett No.3 (Hunting Song)Ritterballett No.6 (Drinking Song)Sonata No.17 In D Minor ´Tempest´ Op.31 No.2 (2nd Movement: Adagio)Sonata No.2 ´Moonlight´ Op.27 (1st Movement: Adagio Sostenuto)Sonata ´Pathetique´ Op.13 (2nd Movement: Adagio Cantabile)Sonatina In G Major (1st Movement)Symphony No.3 ´Eroica´ Op.55 (Theme)Symphony No.5 Op.67 (1st Movement)Symphony No.6 ´Pastoral´ Op.68 (1st Movement)Symphony No.9 ´Choral´ Op.125 (4th Movement: ´Ode To Joy´)The Ruins Of Athens No.4 Op.113 (Turkish March)Three Country DancesViolin Concerto Op.61 (1st Movement)
DescriptionNow including a CD with professional recordings of all the pieces, this sensational collection features pieces composed and arranged for solo piano by Beethoven. Including famous solo works such as the first movement from the Moonlight Sonata, and themes from his piano concerti and symphonies, this collection really has it all! Suitable for intermediate standard pianists.SonglistAdagio Cantabile (Sonata In C Minor ´Pathetique´ Op.13)Adagio Sostenuto (Sonata In C Sharp Minor ´Moonlight´ Op.27 No.2)Adagio Un Poco Moto (Piano Concerto No.5 ´Emperor´ Op.73)Allegretto (Symphony No.6 In F ´Pastoral´ Op.68) [Beethoven, Ludwig Van]Allegro ´Ode To Joy´ (Symphony No.9 In D Minor ´Choral´ Op.125)Allegro, Ma Non Troppo (Sonata In G Op.49 No.2)Bagatelle In G Minor Op.119 No.1Fur EliseLargo (Sonata In D Minor Op.31 No.2)Minuet In G WoO 10Rondo A Capriccio In G Op.129Rondo In A WoO 49Sonatina In GTheme (Allegretto - Symphony No.7 In A Op.92)Theme (Allegro Con Brio - Symphony No.5 In C Minor Op.67)Theme (Allegro Con Brio - Sympony No.3 In E Flat ´Eroica´ Op.55)Theme (Rondo - Violin Concerto In D Op.61)Vivace (Sonata In G Op.79)
This charming and humorous set of variations, originally for mandolin and keyboard, is arranged here for violin and piano by the distinguished performer Steven Isserlis. Originally composed in 1796 when Beethoven was twenty-six, it shows the young genius at his most elegant.The work is ideally suited to the violin which has the same tuning as the mandolin. It will make a valuable addition to the repertoire of the more advanced player.
Beethoven is a classic study of the composers 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 Beethovens music. This book brings together all of Beethovens music in relation to the society in which he lived. Adorno identifies three periods in Beethovens 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.
The Violin Music of Beethoven (Classic Reprint): J. Matthews
Edition no.: BA9265ISMN: 9790006540747Editor: Weyer, MartinProduct format: Performance score(s), Part(s), AnthologyIncludes the following individual parts: OrganBinding: Cardboard bindingPages / Format: XII, 72/4 Seiten - 30,0 x 23,0 cm This volume devised by Martin Weyer contains organ music of easy to medium technical difficulty for use at communion. The broad range of styles encompasses Johann Sebastian Bach and early Classical works through to the late Romantic period.The album contains original compositions and first publications as well as arrangements for organ and twelve pieces for communion in settings by Johann Sebastian Bach with melodies and texts appropriate to communion. Some of the pieces can also be performed with solo instruments (in C, Bb or F). Corresponding instrumental parts are included with the score.- Organ music of easy to medium technical difficulty for use at communion- Broad range of styles- Includes first publications- Original compositions and arrangements for organ, some which can be performed with solo instrumentsContents:Johann Sebastian Bach: Jesu, meine Freude BWV 227 and 1105 / Adagio in D minor BWV 593 / Nun danket alle Gott (from Cantata BWV 79) / Sonatina BWV 106 / Sarabande in D minor BWV 812 / Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr BWV 1115 / Agnus Dei (from the Mass in B minor BWV 232) / Air BWV 1068 / Sicilienne in G minor BWV 1031 / Twelve selected pieces in settings by Johann Sebastian Bach / Works by Johann Adolf Hasse, Friedrich Wilhelm Marpurg (three chorale preludes), Georg Michael Telemann (two chorale preludes), Johann Christian Heinrich Rinck (Nun danket alle Gott), Joseph Gustav Merkel, Gabriel Rheinberger (Fugue in C major from the Skizzen), Heinrich von Herzogenberg, Arnold Mendelssohn, Otto Besch (Praeludium; first publication), Wilhelm Wapenhensch (Variations on Befiehl du deine Wege; first publication)