The Treasures of Beethoven

The Treasures of Beethoven

by John Suchet
     
 

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This beautifully illustrated assessment of Beethoven's tormented but ultimately triumphant life offers an excellent introduction to one of the world's most popular composers. Illuminating the struggles that beset the composer, not least his profound deafness, it shows how he overcame all obstacles to provide his audiences and posterity with some of the most sublime

Overview

This beautifully illustrated assessment of Beethoven's tormented but ultimately triumphant life offers an excellent introduction to one of the world's most popular composers. Illuminating the struggles that beset the composer, not least his profound deafness, it shows how he overcame all obstacles to provide his audiences and posterity with some of the most sublime music ever created. Facsimile documents cast additional light on Beethoven's genius, from autographed scores and personal letters to posters and invoices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780233003542
Publisher:
Carlton Books
Publication date:
08/07/2012
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

John Suchet is a former television newscaster who began his career as a journalist with Reuters
News Agency and now presents a regular show on the UK's Classical FM radio station. John has written a trilogy on Beethoven called The Last Master and was the series consultant on BBC 2's acclaimed television series The Genius of Beethoven. He has presented a three-part series for
BBC Radio 4 called The Legacy of Mozart and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Academy of
Music. His website on Beethoven is madaboutbeethoven.com. He lives in London.

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