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Beethoven Essays

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Maynard Solomon is the author of a classic biography of Beethoven which has become a standard work throughout the world, having been translated into seven languages. In Beethoven Essays, he continues his exploration of Beethoven's inner life, visionary outlook, and creativity, in a series of profound studies of this colossal figure of our civilization.

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Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 1st 1990 by Harvard University Press (first published July 8th 1988)
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Worth it for the translation of Beethoven's Tagebuch. But Solomon shouldn't psychoanalyze Beethoven in other essays. That is quite ridiculous.
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Shelves: music
Some of this essays are good. Interesting book: original point of view, also if it isn't always convincing.
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Maynard Solomon was a co-founder of Vanguard Records as well as a music producer, and later became a writer on music
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