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Beethoven as I knew him; a biography

Author: Anton Schindler; Donald W MacArdle
Publisher: Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press [1966]
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Schindler, Anton, 1795-1864.
Beethoven as I knew him.
Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press [1966]
(OCoLC)651875899
Named Person: Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anton Schindler; Donald W MacArdle
OCLC Number: 861217
Notes: Translation of Biographie von Ludwig van Beethoven (Münster, Aschendorff, 1860).
Description: 547 pages facsimiles, music, plates 26 cm
Contents: First period (Beethoven's birth, 1770, to the end of 1800) : I. Early life ; II. Early years in Vienna : Appendices to the first period : 1. The situation of music in Vienna at the close of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries ; 2. Introduction to the catalogue of works ; 3. Catalogue of works published between 1795 and the end of 1800 ; 4. Music criticism and the reception of Beethoven's works Second period (1801 to the end of 1814) : I. 1801-04 ; II. 1804-05 ; III. 1806-08 ; IV. 1809-13 ; V. 1813-14 : Appendices to the second period : 1. The catalogue ; 2. List of works ; 3. Beethoven's musical character ; 4. Criticisms of difficulty and incomprehensibility Third period (1815 to Beethoven's death, 1827) : I. 1815-20 ; II. 1821-22 ; III. 1823 ; IV. 1824-26 ; V. 1825-27 : Appendices to the third period : 1. From the autopsy report ; 2. Wills and financial situation ; 3. A letter from Stephan von Breuning the death-mask by Danhauser ; 4. Catalogue of works composed in the period ; 5. "The difficult decision" --
Personality, individual characteristics, anecdotes, etc. : 1. Religion, thoroughbass, aesthetics ; 2. Contemporaries: the master and young musicians ; 3. Beethoven's memory ; 4. Beethoven's private library ; 5. Wanderlust ; 6. A juvenile trick ; 7. Certificate of survival ; 8. Contrast between the brothers ; 9. The twilight hour ; 10. Beethoven's daily routine ; 11. Moments of deep meditation ; 12. Food and drink ; 13. An expression of thanks, of Beethoven and Hummel --
Musical section --
Supplements : A. Beethoven's portraits ; B. Beethoven and his last physician, Dr. Wawuch ; C. Beethoven and Prince Nicolai Borissovitch Galitsin ; D. "Beethoven's studies in thoroughbass, counterpoint, and composition", or Ignaz Ritter von Seyfried and Tobias Haslinger ; E. Beethoven and Karl Holz ; F. Carl Maria von Weber as critic of Beethoven ; G. Two measures in the Scherzo of the c minor symphony that are the subject of controversy and continuing disagreement ; H. Papers with reference to the legal controversy with the mechanic Maelzel ; I. Three letters from Beethoven to Bettina ; K. Draft of a letter to Cherubini (1823) ; L. The theme of the finale of the quartet in c sharp minor, opus 131 ; M. The Sonate Pathétique ; N. The introduction of Beethoven's music in Paris ; O. A review of Beethoven's private library and the public auction of his musical Nachlass in November 1827 ; P. Existing personal effects of Beethoven.
Other Titles: Biographie von Ludwig van Beethoven.
Responsibility: by Anton Felix Schindler. Edited by Donald W. MacArdle and translated by Constance S. Jolly.
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