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  • The Symphonies of Beethoven

  • By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Robert Greenberg
  • Length: 24 hrs and 12 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 290
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 267
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 263

Ludwig van Beethoven is justifiably acclaimed as one of the most revered composers in the history of Western music-a genius once characterized as a "Titan, wrestling with the gods." There is no better way for you to understand the full impact of that description than to not only listen to all nine of his magnificent symphonies, but to do so with a full understanding of what this great composer was saying and the circumstances that drove him up to and beyond what had once been considered the limits of musical expression.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Truly the course materials MUST be made available.

  • By Christopher James on 09-23-14

THE STUDY GUIDE IS NOW AVAILABLE!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-16

Any additional comments?

A fantastic course is now even more wonderful now that the in-depth Study Guide is included. Thanks Audible!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • Bach and the High Baroque

  • By: Robert Greenberg, The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Professor Robert Greenberg Ph.D. University of California Berkeley
  • Length: 25 hrs and 5 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 512
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 463
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 458

Though unappreciated in his own time, Johann Sebastian Bach has ascended to Olympian heights, the verdict of contemporary audiences long since overruled by succeeding generations of music lovers. But what makes his music great? In this series of 32 lectures, a working composer and musicologist brings his exceptional teaching skills to the task of helping you hear the extraordinary sweep of Bach's music. You'll understand the compositional language that enabled him to compose such extravagant, unbridled music while still maintaining precise control of every aspect - beat, melody, melodic repetition, interaction, and harmony.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Bach Treasure Box Opened by a True Enthusiast

  • By Dickens Groupie on 09-07-13

The WordScore Study Guide is now available!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-16

Any additional comments?

When Audible first listed The Teaching Company Great Courses, many reviewers lamented (or complained) that the Study Guides were not included. I was just grateful to at least have these wonderful college-level courses for audio download through Audible.

Now the Study Guides are included in PDF format, making a great deal even greater! Thanks Audible and The Teaching Company!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful