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The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven: Volume 2
     

The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven: Volume 2

by Alexander Wheelock Thayer
 

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This authoritative biography of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a landmark in its meticulous research and use of source material. For the American author Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1817-97), it represented a lifelong labour of love, yet it remained unfinished at his death. His friend Hermann Deiters (1833-1907) edited and translated Thayer's work into German,

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This authoritative biography of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a landmark in its meticulous research and use of source material. For the American author Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1817-97), it represented a lifelong labour of love, yet it remained unfinished at his death. His friend Hermann Deiters (1833-1907) edited and translated Thayer's work into German, publishing three volumes which covered Beethoven's life to 1816. Since Deiters also died before the biography could be completed, musicologist Hugo Riemann (1849-1919) was called upon to conclude the work. The final German volumes appeared in 1907 and 1908. It was the American critic Henry Edward Krehbiel (1854-1923) who prepared the present work, the first and considerably revised English version, published in three volumes in 1921. Volume 2 covers the period 1803-18, including the custody wrangles over Beethoven's nephew.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781108064743
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/05/2013
Series:
Cambridge Library Collection - Music
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
1,393,683
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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