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