The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume I (Version 2)

Alexander Wheelock THAYER (1817 - 1897), translated by Henry Edward KREHBIEL (1854 - 1923)

The first scholarly biography on the life of Ludwig Von Beethoven. Volume 1 - Summary by Realisticspeakers

Genre(s): Biography & Autobiography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction realisticspeakers
00:36:28
Play 01 Chapter 1 Pt. 1 Fall of the Ecclesiastical-Civil States in Germany realisticspeakers
00:27:40
Play 02 Chapter 1 Pt. 2 The Electors of Cologne in the Eighteenth Century realisticspeakers
00:25:31
Play 03 Chapter 1 Pt. 3 The Electoral Courts and Their Music realisticspeakers
00:29:32
Play 04 Chapter 1 Pt. 4 Earliest Records of the Beethovens realisticspeakers
00:28:38
Play 05 Chapter 1 Pt. 5 Musical Culture in Bonn at the Time of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Birth realisticspeakers
00:30:14
Play 06 Chapter 2 Beethoven’s Ancestors in Belgium realisticspeakers
00:31:51
Play 07 Chapter 3 Birth of Ludwig van Beethoven realisticspeakers
00:41:03
Play 08 Chapter 4 Early Employment of His Talent and Skill realisticspeakers
00:26:51
Play 09 Chapter 5 Musical Culture in the Austrian Imperial Family realisticspeakers
00:24:47
Play 10 Chapter 6 A Period of Artistic Inactivity in Bonn realisticspeakers
00:34:34
Play 11 Chapter 7 Beethoven Brought Under Refining Influences realisticspeakers
00:19:43
Play 12 Chapter 8 Beethoven’s Associates in the Court Orchestra realisticspeakers
00:16:25
Play 13 Chapter 9 The Last Three Years of Beethoven’s Life in Bonn realisticspeakers
00:48:13
Play 14 Chapter 10 Beethoven’s Creative Activity in Bonn realisticspeakers
00:46:52
Play 15 Chapter 11 Beethoven in Vienna realisticspeakers
00:50:27
Play 16 Chapter 12 Music in Vienna at the Time of Beethoven’s Arrival There realisticspeakers
00:33:56
Play 17 Chapter 13 Beethoven in Society realisticspeakers
00:50:41
Play 18 Chapter 14 The Years 1796 and 1797 realisticspeakers
01:10:43
Play 19 Chapter 15 Compositions of 1798 and 1799 realisticspeakers
00:53:32
Play 20 Chapter 16 Beethoven’s Social Life in Vienna realisticspeakers
00:48:25
Play 21 Chapter 17 Beethoven’s Character and Personality realisticspeakers
00:58:49
Play 22 Chapter 18 His First Concert on His Own Account realisticspeakers
00:46:06
Play 23 Chapter 19 The Year 1801 realisticspeakers
00:48:12
Play 24 Chapter 20 Important Letters of 1801 realisticspeakers
01:03:34
Play 25 Chapter 21 Beethoven’s Love-Affairs realisticspeakers
00:59:11
Play 26 Chapter 21 Postscript realisticspeakers
00:35:38
Play 27 Chapter 22 Pt. 1 The Year 1802 realisticspeakers
00:34:40
Play 28 Chapter 22 Pt. 2 A Defence of Brothers Johann and Karl Kaspar realisticspeakers
00:34:17