Beethoven: The Man Revealed (Paperback)John Suchet (author)
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The Sunday Times bestseller, revised and updated for the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth.
As heard throughout 2020 on Classic FM
You know the music... but do you know the man?
Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the world's best loved and most influential composers. His life - its dramas, conflicts, loves and losses - is played out in his music.
In this special edition to mark the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth - with a new section featuring his most celebrated pieces - John Suchet shows us the man behind the music. He reveals a difficult and complex character, struggling to continue his profession as musician despite increasing deafness, alienating friends with unprovoked outbursts of anger one moment, overwhelming them with excessive kindness and generosity the next, living in a city in almost constant disarray because of war with France.
This is the real Beethoven, and Suchet brings him faithfully and vividly to life.
This updated edition of Suchet's acclaimed biography contains new material, including a detailed guide to Beethoven's most important compositions, family tree and timeline.
Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
Number of pages: 384
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
Edition: New edition
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“Beethoven The Man Revealed”
This was a brilliant read, very well written giving a detailed and inspired insight into one of the great composers. I bought this as a gift but am now getting a copy for myself, John Suchet has compiled his knowledge... More
“Can't put it down”
John Suchets book gives a fascinating insight into the life and temprament of possibly the worlds greatest ever composer. How could such a seemingly disfunctional person as Beethovan produce the fantastic music he... More
I have thoroughly enjoyed this book, it is no too academic and yet has plenty of substance. It does what is says - reveals the man.
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