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