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    • Beethoven

    • Anguish and Triumph
    • By: Jan Swafford
    • Narrated by: Michael Prichard
    • Length: 39 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    Jan Swafford's biographies have established him as a revered music historian, capable of bringing his subjects vibrantly to life. His magnificent new biography of Ludwig van Beethoven peels away layers of legend to get to the living, breathing human being who composed some of the world's most iconic music.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Huge book - musical reader appreciates best

    • By Don Middleton on 01-20-15

    Regular price: $45.49

    • Language of the Spirit

    • An Introduction to Classical Music
    • By: Jan Swafford
    • Narrated by: Tom Perkins
    • Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In Language of the Spirit, renowned music scholar Jan Swafford argues that we have it all wrong: classical music has something for everyone and is accessible to all. Ranging from Gregorian chant to Handel's Messiah, from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons to the postmodern work of Philip Glass, Swafford is an affable and expert guide to the genre. He traces the history of Western music, introduces listeners to the most important composers and compositions, and explains the underlying structure and logic of their music.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great intro to various important composers & works

    • By Jay G on 06-14-18

    Regular price: $27.99