An entertaining introduction to the tumultuous life and equally tumultuous compositions of Beethoven. Includes musical excerpts performed by the Elysian Ensemble.
Celebrated for his concertos, symphonies, sonatas and chamber music, Ludwig Van Beethoven carried forward the works and styles of his musical forefathers Haydn and Mozart, and had a profound influence on such successors as Mendelssohn and Wagner. Viewers of this installment in "The Famous Composers Series" learn that Beethoven actually went deaf in the twilight of his life, when his music subsequently veered from dramatic to introspective.
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