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Beethoven: The Man and the Artist as Revealed in His Own Words

4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  8 reviews
The book chronicles the life of Beethoven through a series of quotes by himself. His views on different subjects and different stages of his life are presented. A unique work in its form as well as its contents, it provides a glimpse of the man behind the great musician.
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Published July 13th 2009 by ReadHowYouWant (first published January 1st 1392)
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Apr 09, 2011 Tom rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Patti Fundament
BEETHOVEN, WHAT A FREAK! But I still love him. I spray painted it on a garage wall in my apartment community when i was a wee 2nd grader: "I Love Beethoven". If it weren't for Schulz' "Peanuts" comics, I may have never stumbled upon him at such an early age and been hooked for life!
Another inspirational read for Classical Musician Wanna-Beez (like U & me)!
Carrie Donohue
A bit dry with few truly interesting facts
This volume, which offers a character portrait of the legendary composer as revealed by the letters he wrote to his family and associates, is now in the public domain. A free electronic copy of the book is available here.
To understand the artist read his letters and notes but always feel like an intruder to private thoughts
Read and learn the work of the greatest composer of orchestral music.
Great insights to the mind and philosophy of the master.
Tamera Alexander
Really enjoying it!
Excellent quotes. Has easily become a role model of mine, to find so much joy and positive characteristics in Nature as a result of being ostracized due to becoming deaf. Thanking God for everything given to him, when everything wasn't going his way. Finding beauty in all aspects of creation.
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Ludwig van Beethoven (16 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a composer of the transitional period between the late Classical and early Romantic eras. He was born in Bonn, Germany.

Beethoven is widely regarded as one of the greatest masters of musical construction, sometimes sketching the architecture of a movement before he had decided upon the subject matter. He was one of the first composers to s
More about Ludwig van Beethoven...
Beethoven's Letters Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 (Nos. 1-15) Ludwig van Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas, Volume 2 (Nos. 16-32) Symphonies Nos. 5, 6 and 7 in Full Score Beethoven: Letters, Journals and Conversations

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