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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ludwig van Beethoven

Masters of Classical Music
Narrated by: Jerry Beebe
Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Probably the most naturally gifted musician the world has ever known, Mozart began his career early as a child prodigy. By the age of five, he was already proficient in the violin, the harpsichord, and piano keyboard. He had also begun composing music that had integrity. He was a showman as well, according to contemporary documents, and charmed many of the crowned heads of Europe with his performance and his manner.

In this audiobook, you’ll learn about:

  • Early years of prodigy
  • The grand tour 1763-66
  • Setbacks and success in Vienna
  • The solo trip to Italy
  • Salzburg to Vienna
  • Augsburg, Mannheim, Paris, and Munich
  • Munich and Idomeneo

And much more!

Ludwig van Beethoven is a crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in classical music. Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father, Johann van Beethoven, and by composer and conductor, Christian Gottlob Neefe.

You’ll learn about:

  • Background and early life
  • Establishing his career in Vienna
  • Musical maturity
  • Loss of hearing
  • Patronage
  • Middle period
  • Personal and family difficulties
  • Late works
  • Illness and death

And much more!

Listen to the full biographies of these two musicians, from the beginning to end!

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