Beethoven, Revised Edition
|Rating||:||4.72 (684 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||554 Pages|
As much a masterpiece as Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Gordon J Potter This incredibly well-written volume provides profuse information and reads like a novel. I could not get enough of it. Those reviewers who comment that the book is a work of psychohistory make a very valid point; yet it provides a new dimension in this composer's biography and breaks a person's otherwise reliance on Thayer and Schindler. I need see only that a work is authored by Maynard Solomon and I am sure to read it - I would e. Aussie Reader said Interesting Account of Beethoven and his works. Firstly an admission, I have no prior knowledge of Beethoven other than I enjoy listening to his music. That said I enjoyed this book although I had problems getting around some of the technical details in regards to his music. I bought this book some time ago but only got around to reading it after watching the video `Immortal Beloved'. This book answered a number of questions for me and certainly provided a deep and interesting l. Wonderful book This is a great book if you want to learn about Beethoven's life. It gives you an idea of all the difficulties Beethoven had to overcome to become the great musician he is. Inspiring in itself.The book organization is very well thought, describing first a particular period of Beethoven's life and then doing an analysis of the music in that particular period, showing how both relate to each other. That gives the reader a sense of un
Includes a 30-page bibliographical essay, numerous illustrations, and a full-color pictorial biography of the composer.. Hailed as a masterpiece for its original interpretations of Beethoven's life and music, this edition takes into account the latest information and literature
. About the Author Maynard Solomon is a leading authority on Beethoven, winner of the Otto Kinkeldey Award for "Beethoven Essays" and the author of Mozart: A Life
Maynard Solomon is a leading authority on Beethoven, winner of the Otto Kinkeldey Award for "Beethoven Essays" and the author of Mozart: A Life.