Audio Programs

The Life and Music of Beethoven

HOSTED BY JOHN TIBBETTS

The three programs offered here provide an overview of the life and music of one of the greatest geniuses of music who ever lived.  In total, there are over 45 excerpts from Beethoven’s great music along with a narration telling the story of his remarkable life. Stream the first 3 minutes, then purchase the entire episode. 

1.  The Life and Music of Beethoven-Part One

00:00 / 03:00

Hosted by John Tibbetts, these programs will delight those familiar with Beethoven’s music as well as those who have heard of him but don’t know too much and want to learn more. This episode takes the composer from his birthplace in Bonn to his arrival in Vienna as a young man. Each of the three episodes contains over a dozen excerpts from Beethoven’s greatest compositions. This first episode contains excerpts from 13 compositions.

3.  The Life and Music of Beethoven-Part Three

00:00 / 03:00

2.  The Life and Music of Beethoven-Part Two 

00:00 / 03:00

Now in this early 30’s, Beethoven finds that his hearing is beginning to fail him, and the episode opens with excerpts from the suicide letter he wrote -but never sent- to his two brothers. At the end of the letter, Beethoven rallies and declares that he will live in his art and that “fate won’t defeat me.” The episode chronical this highly productive phase of this life and contains excerpts from 19 of Beethoven’s greatest compositions.

In the third and final episode, we find Beethoven entering the last period of his amazingly creative life but facing daunting health challenges. This episode has 13 excerpts and brings us to the end of the life of this giant of classical music.

The Life and Music of Beethoven, Companion Episodes

High-quality WAV files featuring music ONLY from the series: The Life and Music

of Beethoven.  Stream the first 3 minutes, then purchase the entire episode. 

1.  The Life and Music of Beethoven-Complete Music from Part One

2.  The Life and Music of Beethoven-                Complete-Music from Part Two

00:00 / 03:00
00:00 / 03:00

In this program, all 13 excerpts featured in Part One are heard here in their entirety.  Total time is over 90 minutes.

This program all 19 excerpts heard in Part Two but in their entirety and contains over three hours of music including the complete 3rd and 6th symphonies. 

3.  The Life and Music of Beethoven-Complete-Music from Part One

00:00 / 03:00

All 13 excerpts are heard in their entirety including a complete performance of the monumental 9th Symphony.  The download contains over two and a half hours of music including the complete monumental 9th Symphony.

Available Audio Programs
_unnamed-13240A26FFB53025E830321F0B0655F
_unnamed-13240A26FFB53025E830321F0B0655F
beethoven-classical-profiles-music-analy
beethoven-classical-profiles-music-analy
_unnamed-13240A26FFB53025E830321F0B0655F

Copyright © 2019 Classical Profiles

  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Facebook Icon
  • White YouTube Icon
  • White Instagram Icon