Barry Cooper
464 pages
12 halftones and 55 music examples
6.13 x 9.25 inches

In a precise, engaging, and authoritative manner, this biography combines a vivid portrait of Beethoven―his inspirations, influences, life experiences, and weaknesses―with an accessible discussion of his work. The book intertwines research on many aspects of Beethoven's life and work, offering a wealth of fresh and illuminating conclusions.. 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 in fact all music lovers.