Beethoven - John Suchet

Beethoven by John Suchet illuminates the composer's difficult childhood, his struggle to maintain friendships and romances, his ungovernable temper, his obsessive efforts to control his nephew's life, and the excruciating decline of his hearing. This absorbing narrative provides a comprehensive account of a momentous life, as it takes the reader on a journey from the composer's birth in Bonn to his death in Vienna. Chronicling the landmark events in Beethoven's career--from his competitive encounters with Mozart to the circumstances surrounding the creation of the well-known Fur Elise and Moonlight Sonata--this book enhances understanding of the composer's character, inspiring a deeper appreciation for his work. Beethoven scholarship is constantly evolving, and Suchet draws on the latest research, using rare source material (some of which has never before been published in English) to paint a complete and vivid portrait of the legendary prodigy.

Book Title: 

Beethoven

Subtitle: 

The Man Revealed

Author: 

Suchet, John

Publisher: 

Atlantic Monthly Press

Edition: 

First

Year Published: 

2013

Binding: 

Hard cover

ISBN: 

9780802122063

Pages: 

389

Condition: 

Remaindered, fine

Dimensions: 

23.1 × 15.5 × 3.8 cm

Book Weight: 

0.704 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R488.00

Price: 

ZAR155.00 

In Stock: 

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