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Title: Complete Works
Otros títulos: L'oeuvre Intégrale
Leonore Part 2 (Original version of Fidelio 1805)
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Ludwig van Beethoven; Hermann Christian Polster; Theo Adam; Richard Cassilly; Edda Moser; Karl Ridderbusch; Helen Donath; Eberhard Büchner; Reiner Goldberg; Siegfried Lorenz; Rundfunkchor Leipzig; Staatskapelle Dresden; Herbert Blomstedt
Código CDU: Bee.38
Forma Musical: Operas
Abstract: The events of Beethoven's life are the stuff of Romantic legend, evoking images of the solitary creator shaking his fist at Fate and finally overcoming it through a supreme effort of creative will. Born in the small German city of Bonn on or around December 16, 1770, he received his early training from his father and other local musicians. As a teenager, he earned some money as an assistant to his teacher, Christian Gottlob Neefe, then was granted half of his father's salary as court musician from the Electorate of Cologne in order to care for his two younger brothers as his father gave in to alcoholism. Beethoven played viola in various orchestras, becoming friends with other players such as Antoine Reicha, Nikolaus Simrock, and Franz Ries, and began taking on composition commissions. As a member of the court chapel orchestra, he was able to travel some and meet members of the nobility, one of whom, Count Ferdinand Waldstein, would become a great friend and patron to him. Beethoven moved ...


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