OSHR 1479 - Beethoven: His Life, His Hearing, and the Impact on His Music

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

A monumental figure in the history of music, Beethoven was profoundly affected by the loss of his hearing, which became total as a young man. This had an enormous impact on his life as a musician and composer, and in his relationships with the public, friends and family.

This course will bring an understanding of Beethoven, the man, and how his deafness affected his music. YouTube videos will help bring the music to life.

Reading: Suchet, John; Beethoven: The Man Revealed, ISBN 978-0-8021-2206-3

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.