Life Beethoven

Storioni Trio, Jan Willem de Vriend - Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Archduke Trio (2013) [DSD64] 1bit / 2.82 MHz

Storioni Trio, Jan Willem de Vriend - Beethoven: Triple Concerto & Archduke Trio (2013)
FLAC (tracks) DSD64 (*.dsf) | 1bit | 2.82 MHz | Digital Booklet | 01:05:51 | 2,96 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Challenge Classics | Catalog: CC 72579

Recordings of Beethoven's Triple Concerto, Op. 56, by a piano trio rather than by a group of virtuosi (a configuration that almost always misunderstands the work) are not abundant. Still rarer are those like the present release by the Storioni Trio, a Dutch group that takes its name from the maker of the 1790s instrument played by the violinist (and strung, like the viola, with gut strings). Pianist Bart van de Roer plays an 1815 Lagasse fortepiano. This recording is part of a series devoted to Beethoven's piano trios, but the Triple Concerto actually is more comfortable in those surroundings than when forced to keep company with the likes of the Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61.
Elias String Quartet - Ludwig van Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol.1 (2015) 2 CDs

Elias String Quartet - Ludwig van Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets, Vol.1 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 509 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 275 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Wigmore Hall Live | # WHL0073/2 | Time: 01:53:30

At the heart of Beethoven’s life’s statement as a composer lies the cycle of sixteen string quartets, which, to this day, has retained a special status and reverence. Since 2012, the Elias String Quartet has been immersed in its Beethoven Project, performing all Beethoven’s string quartets at venues throughout the UK. In this live recording, the ensemble captures both the intimacy and grandeur of the works. With an ever-expanding recording catalogue that has been met with widespread critical acclaim, the quartet is delighted to release this disc, the first volume of its complete Beethoven cycle to be recorded live at Wigmore Hall over the coming Seasons.

BBC - Playing Beethoven's Fifth (2016)  Video

Posted by notbanned at May 30, 2016
BBC - Playing Beethoven's Fifth (2016)

BBC - Playing Beethoven's Fifth (2016)
HDTV | 1920x1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 3382 Kbps | 42mn 57s | 1.06 GiB
Audio: English AAC 141 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique perform the world's most iconic piece of classical music, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Bringing out all the revolutionary fervour that Gardiner believes underpins the work and performing on period instruments of Beethoven's day, this performance brings us an authentic re-imagination of the sounds Beethoven's original audiences would have heard. Shot on location in St John's Smith Square, the performance looks and sounds stunning. Ahead of the performance, Gardiner and the principals of the orchestra discuss the issues in trying to breathe new life into such a famous piece and how their period instruments transform the symphony's sound.

BBC - The Secret of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony (2016)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at May 29, 2016
BBC - The Secret of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony (2016)

BBC - The Secret of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony (2016)
HDTV | 1920 x 1080 | .MKV/AVC @ 3879 Kbps | 1h 28mn | 1.66 GB
Audio: English AAC 156 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Ian Hislop and John Eliot Gardiner reveal the story behind Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. Described as the 'greatest 'great' piece ever written,' its opening notes are among the most recognisable in history. But no one really knows what Beethoven was trying to express with this piece. The traditional wisdom is that he is railing against fate and his deafness. But John Eliot believes the music expresses Beethoven's belief in the French Revolution. This is turbulent music from a turbulent man living in a turbulent age. John Eliot and Ian Hislop bring to life the exciting and dangerous times that shaped Beethoven personally and creatively.

BBC - Concerto: A Beethoven Journey (2015)  

Posted by notbanned at Oct. 24, 2015
BBC - Concerto: A Beethoven Journey (2015)

BBC - Concerto: A Beethoven Journey (2015)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2369 Kbps | 1h 28mn | Audio: English AAC 140 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 1.58 GiB
Genre: Documentary

Documentary following concert pianist Leif Ove Andsnes as he attempts, in a series of worldwide performances, to interpret one of the greatest sets of works for piano ever written - Beethoven's five piano concertos. However, the film is more than a portrait of a famous musician on tour - it is an exploration into Ludwig van Beethoven's life as revealed by these five masterworks. The relationship between the composer and his world is mirrored by the relationship between the pianist and orchestra in these concertos. Andsnes offers rare insights into the mind of a world-class pianist and access to his personal and professional life. Against the background of Leif Ove playing these pieces, we also peel back the myths of Beethoven's life - from prodigious talent in Vienna to greatest composer alive by the time he wrote the fifth concerto.

Beethoven: The Music and the Life  

Posted by tarantoga at Aug. 11, 2015
Beethoven: The Music and the Life

Lewis Lockwood, "Beethoven: The Music and the Life"
ISBN: 0393050815, 0393326381 | 2002 | EPUB | 624 pages | 19 MB

Beethoven: The Composer as Hero  

Posted by ksenya.b at Aug. 11, 2015
Beethoven: The Composer as Hero

"Beethoven: The Composer as Hero" by Philippe A. Autexier
PDF | 1992 | 143 pages | ISBN: 0810928329 | English | 16 MB

A biography of the great composer retraces Beethoven's extraordinary life, from his early years as a child prodigy, through his sudden deafness at age twenty-six and initial contemplation of suicide, to his creative accomplishments beyond.

Beethoven (Master Musicians)  

Posted by MoneyRich at Dec. 7, 2014
Beethoven (Master Musicians)

Beethoven (Master Musicians) by Barry Cooper
English | October 8, 2008 | ISBN: 0195313313 | 464 pages | PDF | 5 MB

The connections between a great artist's life and work are subtle, complex, and often highly revealing. In the case of Beethoven, however, the standard approach has been to treat his life and his art separately. Now, Barry Cooper's new volume incorporates the latest international research on many aspects of the composer's life and work and presents these in a truly integrated narrative.

Anton Schindler - Life of Beethoven  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by futon2009 at Nov. 19, 2014
Anton Schindler - Life of Beethoven

Anton Schindler - Life of Beethoven
Manybooks| 2012 | ASIN: B007K0QHXW | 161 pages | EPUB | 1 MB

Schindler's biography of Beethoven has long been understood to be filled with (charitably) inaccuracy and a tendency to self aggrandizement. Nevertheless it is of its time and worth the price just to feel a sense of the times.

Conversations with Beethoven (NYRB Classics)  

Posted by free4magazines at Oct. 18, 2014
Conversations with Beethoven (NYRB Classics)

Conversations with Beethoven (NYRB Classics)
Language: English | EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: 1590177622 | 2014 | 304 pages | 2 MB / 0.7 MB

Deaf as he was, Beethoven had to be addressed in writing, and he was always accompanied by a notebook in which people could scribble questions and comments. Conversations with Beethoven, in a tour de force of fictional invention, tells the story of the last year of Beethoven’s life almost entirely through such notebook entries: Friends, family, students, doctors, and others attend to the volatile Maestro, whose sometimes unpredictable and often very loud replies we infer. A fully fleshed and often very funny portrait of Beethoven emerges. He struggles with his music and with his health; he argues with and insults just about everyone. Most of all, he worries about his wayward—and beloved—nephew Karl. A large cast of Dickensian characters surrounds the great composer at the center of this wonderfully engaging novel, which deepens in the end to make a memorable music of its own.