Jan 24, 2021
Beethoven (El Acantilado)
Posted by Jan Swafford

Beethoven, el genio rom ntico, hombre atormentado y fascinante capaz de componer las piezas m s sublimes, vivi su tiempo con extraordinaria intensidad Jan Swafford recrea de manera amena y profunda la vida del hombre, del compositor y del genio Partiendo de la Bonn de la Ilustraci n en la que Beethoven creci y se empap del racionalismo y el antidogmatismo que dar an forma a su obra posterior, hasta Viena, capital de la m sica europea donde el compositor culmin su carrera, acompa amos al m sico en las m ltiples vicisitudes de su vida la incomprensi n de la cr tica, su delicada salud, sus fracasos amorosos y su irremediable sordera, que no impidieron su consagraci n como genio m tico Un libro hermoso, convertido ya en una obra de referencia.

  • Title: Beethoven (El Acantilado)
  • Author: Jan Swafford
  • ISBN: 8416748683
  • Page: 464
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  • Beethoven El Acantilado Beethoven el genio rom ntico hombre atormentado y fascinante capaz de componer las piezas m s sublimes vivi su tiempo con extraordinaria intensidad Jan Swafford recrea de manera amena y profunda la

    JOSE MANUEL GARCIA MONTES

    Incluye tanto biograf a de Beethoven como an lisis de sus obras sin ser excesivamente t cnico ni tampoco superficial Adem s es muy ameno No es necesario leerlo desde el principio, se puede utilizar como obra de consulta He le do unos cuantos libros sobre Beethoven y este me parece globalmente el mejor.


    ANTONIO BLANCO GONZALEZ

    Estupendo libro, para leerlo var as veces Muy buena editorial con buenos libros sobre m sica cl sica y sobre todo las traducciones.


    Anpira

    No andamos escasos de biograf as de Beethoven, pero este libro es otra cosa distinta de una biograf a al uso Fruto del trabajo de toda una vida, el autor compone un relato con la sabia mezcla de tres componentes la complicada poca que le toc vivir desde la d cada del Sturm und Drang hasta la Restauraci n e incluyendo aqu el aporte de toda una tradici n Haydn y Mozart, pero Bach claramente al fondo en la que se apoya y lleva a sus ltimas posibilidades, las vicisitudes m s conocidas de la trayecto [...]


    Juan Carlos

    S lo puedo opinar del env o y que a la persona que se lo dieron los Reyes le gust el formato y la tapa dura


    TheAcademicMusician

    A remarkable book written by an obviously brilliant author who understands biography and music I spent 10 months savoring this story of the great Beethoven s life while listening to his pieces along the way bought a 60 CD compilation of his works Frankly, I m in awe of the depth of Swafford s research and his ability to pull innumerable facts together and tell them in a compelling story I ve read several hundred biographies This is one of the best.


    Robert Hayes

    I m going to say straight up, without any reservations, that it must have sucked to be Beethoven We all know about his deafness and anger issues, but I was not prepared for the emotional rollercoaster this book took me on With the myriad problems he had, it s nothing short of astounding how productive he was in his composing, et al Of course, like the biographies I ve been reading recently, there is plenty of musical analysis in between the life narrative and excerpts from correspondence, etc I [...]


    Song Bird

    A book of over 1,000 pages does require a commitment, but this book is certainly worth it I actually had to put it aside for a while after originally purchasing it because I felt it would be helpful to listen to the music in conjunction with reading Swafford s explication of it I needed to be in a certain frame of mind for that approach The biography is excellent because it unites the life and personality of Beethoven the man with insight into his music, his motivations, and the nature of his ge [...]


    musiclady

    Beethoven is one of the most written about figures in history, and saying something new about his life is almost impossible But the author takes a fresh look at the composer s life and music, writing with gentle humor and even affection, for the composer whose suffering often made him moody, irritable, temperamental, and impossible to live with Deep down, Beethoven had a warm heart and generosity, even an outrageous sense of humor that ultimately made him lovable and even noble His courageous en [...]


    D. J. Leedham

    It s fine and I m enjoying it I have other biographies of Beethoven and this really adds little in terms of fact I got this because I enjoy Swafford s commentaries and did enjoy his Brahms I m happy with the technical musicological details But, yes, as another reviewer remarked It helps to have a recording of the piece to refer back to while reading the commentary The problem is a question of how much you accept or trust Swafford s read of the bare facts and how he interprets them My approach ha [...]



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