This biography of one of the great masters of classical music incorporates research on many aspects of Beethoven's life and work, offering a wealth of fresh conclusions and intertwining life and work in illuminating ways. In a precise, engaging, and authoritative manner, the book combines a vivid portrait of the musician’s inspirations, influences, life experiences, and weaknesses with an accessible discussion of his work. A detailed life-and-times chronology, a complete list of works, a glossary highlighting the important people in the composer's life, and a select bibliography round out the historical resources that will delight music scholars, serious musicians, and all music lovers.
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