Beethoven’s deafness and his three styles

  title={Beethoven’s deafness and his three styles},
  author={Edoardo Saccenti and Age K. Smilde and Wim H. M. Saris},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
Edoardo Saccenti and colleagues chart the relation between the composer’s deafness and his compositions 
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Ludwig van Beethoven—a psychiatric perspective

  • A. Erfurth
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift
  • 2021
Biographical accounts of famous artists usually try to relate the life story to the works, but elements of Ludwig van Beethoven's biography are presented from a psychiatric perspective.

Aetiology of Ludwig van Beethoven’s hearing impairment: hypotheses over the past 100 years – A systematic review

Over the past 100 years, otosclerosis and syphilis were predominantly supposed to be the underlying causes, but the hypothesis of syphilis—although rejected for a long time—has had a remarkable revival during the past 20 years.

Alcohol and the death of Ludwig van Beethoven: comparison of general biographies to the medical literature.

Comparison of how medical experts and biographers writing for a non-medical audience describe Beethoven's final illness in the context of alcoholism finds alcohol use was more frequently mentioned in biographies, but alcoholism less so.

Beethovens Locken – medizinisch betrachtet

  • M. Gross
  • Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
  • 2013
Zusammenfassung Ludwig van Beethoven litt an verschiedenen körperlichen Beschwerden, am bekanntesten ist seine Taubheit. Er starb 1827 an einer dekompensierten Leberzirrhose. Auf seinem Totenbett

The change in Beethoven’s music composition: Is there a role of his mental distress?

Background: During his life, Beethoven faced a lot of personal problems and diseases that could lead to a prolonged period of serious mental disorder. The aim of this work is to study the link

Beethoven's deafness.

To the Editor.— After reading the thorough article on Beethoven's deafness which covered it from every angle and point of view and eliminated most of the diseases and afflictions which might have

The Effects of Deafness on Musical Composition

  • P. Harrison
  • Art
    Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • 1988
This paper considers the effects of deafness on musical composition, using Beethoven and other deaf composers as examples.

Wagner, Deafness, and the Reception of Beethoven's Late Style

The belief that Beethoven9s "late" or "third-period" works represent the pinnacle of his achievement is at odds with the earliest critical views of these pieces. In the decades just following the

Of Ear Trumpets and a Resonance Plate: Early Hearing Aids and Beethoven's Hearing Perception

Although Beethoven's hearing loss is arguably the most celebrated case of deafness in history, virtually no attention has been given to the composer's use of technology for hearing improvement.2

Deafness and liver disease in a 57-year-old man: a medical history of Beethoven.

  • A. HuiS. Wong
  • Medicine
    Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi
  • 2000
Clinical and post-mortem findings point to renal papillary necrosis and liver cirrhosis of unknown aetiology in Ludwig van Beethoven, and there is no definitive answer to the cause of his deafness and gastro-intestinal symptoms.

The Deafness of Ludwig Van Beethoven: an Immunopathy

  • C. KarmodyE. Bachor
  • Medicine
    Otology & neurotology : official publication of the American Otological Society, American Neurotology Society [and] European Academy of Otology and Neurotology
  • 2005
The conclusion is that Beethoven's sensorineural hearing loss was an immunopathy associated with IBD, which provides a single entity that explains most of the composer's symptoms and was finally the cause of his death.

The Letters of Beethoven

This edition, which includes virtually all the letters of Beethoven and other relevant documents, covers a period of forty years, from 1787 to 1827. It is thus an indispensable source book for a

Intracranial Gumma Presenting as a Cerebral Tumour

1 Refsum S. Heredopathia atactica polyneuritiformis: a familial syndrome not hitherto described. A contribution to the clinical study ofhereditary disorders of the nervous system. Acta Psychiatr

Brain organization for music processing.

Results emanating from both lesion studies and neuroimaging techniques are reviewed and integrated for each of these musical functions, and a currently debated issue regarding the putative existence of music-specific neural networks is addressed.