BEETHOVEN'S HEROIC SYMPHONY


BEETHOVEN'S HEROIC SYMPHONY

ANNA HARWELL CELENZA    Book Number: 86133    Product format: Hardback

A companion to Bach's Goldberg Variations, this big picture book for ages eight and up tells the true story behind the creation of Beethoven's Symphony No.3, commonly known as the Eroica (Heroic) Symphony. In the spring of 1802, Ludwig van Beethoven began to lose his hearing. The finest doctors in Vienna could not help him and in a matter of years he would be completely deaf. His career as a concert pianist would be over. Music was Ludwig's life and livelihood. What was he to do? Then a melody came to Ludwig and he had a revelation. He would become the greatest composer of all! But what would inspire him to transform his melody into a great symphony? A war was raging against Europe, a war to free all people. Perhaps inspiration lay there. Beethoven's Heroic Symphony is one of the most famous of all time and here the moving story behind the music is brought to life. Beethoven reused a melody he wrote for a ballet about Prometheus representing 'a sublime spirit who came upon the people of his time and refined them through science and art.' Another of Beethoven's pieces was entitled Wellington's Victory. Big appealing modern full page illustrations. 9¼" x 9¼", suit ages eight and up.
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ISBN 9781580895309
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