Best 5 Beethoven Books on Amazon
1.Beethoven: The Universal Composer by Edmund Morris
2.Beethoven by Maynard Solomon
3.Beethoven: The Music and the Life by Lewis Lockwood
4.Late Beethoven: Music, Thought, Imagination by Maynard Solomon
5.Beethoven as I Knew Him by Anton Felix Schindler
Welcome to All About Beethoven
Dedicated to the greatness of the genius that was Ludwig van Beethoven, the site offers the reader accurate information regarding the life, music and existence of the great composer. The information is structured in several parts. You will be able to navigate using the menu at the top of the screen to access information regarding Beethoven's life, his music and some free sheet music.
- Beethoven Symphonies - Each of the nine Beethoven symphonies analyzed.
- The piano sonatas - Analysis of the sonata form and the most important Beethoven Piano Sonatas.
- Trios - General discussion regarding Beethoven's trios for various instruments and ensembles.
- Sonatas for Cello and Piano - Discussion about Beethoven's five cello and piano sonatas.
- Sonatas for Violin and Piano - Overview of Beethoven's ten sonatas for violin and piano.
- String Quartets - Brief analysis of Beethoven's seventeen string quartets.
- The Opera "Fidelio" - The background, subject and influences of Beethoven's only opera.
- The Concertos - Beethoven's five piano concertos, his violin concerto and triple concerto analyzed.
- The Overtures - Brief overview of some of the most important Beethoven overtures.
- The Chamber Music - Brief introduction to Beethoven's chamber music creations.
Free Sheet Music
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- Beethoven's childhood (1770-1792) - The period between Beethoven's birth in Bonn and his leaving for Vienna.
- Beethoven's Rise to Fame (1792-1805) - His first years in Vienna.
- Artistic Maturity (1805-1815) - The years of great compositions and lost loves.
- The Last Years (1815-1821) - The end of an era and the beggining of another.
- The Heiligenstadt Testament - The testament like document that Beethoven wrote in October 1802.
- The Immortal Beloved Letters - The mysterious letter that created numerous commentaries and assumptions among Beethoven scholars.
- Chronology - Chronological List of the main events in Beethoven's life.
Best 5 Beethoven Books
- Beethoven: The Universal Composer by Edmund Morris; Eminent Lives (October 4, 2005).
- Beethoven by Maynard Solomon; 2nd Rev edition (September 1, 2001).
- Beethoven: The Music and the Life by Lewis Lockwood; W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (January 30, 2005).
- Late Beethoven: Music, Thought, Imagination by Maynard Solomon; 1 edition (October 4, 2004).
- Beethoven as I Knew Him by Anton Felix Schindler; Dover Publications; n.e.of "Beethoven as I Knew Him: A Biography"edition (September 3, 1996).