Ludwig van Beethoven

Beethoven transformed the sonata, taking it from drawing rooms to concert halls. His third symphony altered the very nature of the genre and launched the heroic style in music. And the fact that he wrote only nine symphonies-far fewer than his predecessors-forcefully demonstrated a fundamental chang... Full description

Corporate Author: Digital Classics (Firm)
Other Authors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm), Films Media Group.
Language: English
Published: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2007], c1998.
Series: Harmonics (Princeton, N.J.).
Online Access: Part of the Films on Demand collection.
Table of Contents:
  • Story of Beethoven from Birth to Age 14 (4:20)
  • Sonata Acquires New Social Status in Vienna (5:26)
  • Beethoven: Symphonies in the Heroic Style (5:36)
  • Beethoven Falls Out of Favor (3:21)
  • Beethoven's Late Style (2:51)
  • Beethoven's Legacy (3:09)

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