Last Master Slipcase

Last Master Slipcase

by John Suchet
     
 
In this trilogy of novels, John Suchet brilliantly recreates the life of Ludwig Van Beethoven, arguably the greatest composer of all time. Passion and Anger follows the prodigy as he cultivates his own unique place in the musical life of Vienna, including his first public performance at the age of seven. This first novel also looks at his father's descent into

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In this trilogy of novels, John Suchet brilliantly recreates the life of Ludwig Van Beethoven, arguably the greatest composer of all time. Passion and Anger follows the prodigy as he cultivates his own unique place in the musical life of Vienna, including his first public performance at the age of seven. This first novel also looks at his father's descent into alcoholism and his mother's tragic early death, both defining experiences for the young composer. Passion and Pain, the second volume, depicts the composer at the height of his powers — yet beset by his deafness, the great tragedy of his life. The final volume, Passion and Glory, recreates Beethoven's last years, a time of artistic triumph, yet unrelenting personal torment. As the story culminates in Beethoven's epiphany at the moment of his death, John Suchet invests him with a tragic grandeur missing from conventional biographies, completing a tale as immortal as the music itself.

A three-volume fictional biography of Ludwig van Beethoven.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
John Suchet, an award-winning television journalist and newscaster, sets himself a daunting challenge with this three-volume fictionalized biography of one of the world's greatest composers. In The Last Master, an homage to Ludwig van Beethoven, Suchet tenaciously adheres to fact while indulging his imagination, chronicling Beethoven's life from his days as a child prodigy to his tragic death. Along the way readers meet important figures in Beethoven's life, including his legendary "Eternal Beloved." This informed and moving work will please both musicians and historians, providing insight into Beethoven's compositions and thoroughly charting his decline as he copes with tragedy and sickness. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780751530667
Publisher:
Warner Futura
Publication date:
09/01/2001
Edition description:
SLIPCASE
Pages:
1504
Product dimensions:
0.10(w) x 0.10(h) x 0.10(d)

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