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Ludwig Van Beethoven Bicentennial Edition 1770-1970

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XOS-780.92S Bicentennial Edition 1770-1970
Hardcover, 276 pages
Published 1970 by Beethoven-Archiv-Bonn
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Steven Peterson
This is a coffee table book, put out by the recording company Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft (DGG), commemorating the bicentennial of Beethoven's birth (it was publihed in 1972, but 1970 represents the 200 year anniversary). The book is heavily illustrated, including samples of Beethoven's scores for his music.

The book begins with an essay on the life of Beethoven (written by Joseph Schmidt-Gorg). This includes the text (in English) of the Heiligenstadt Testament, filled with a sort of stoic r
Douglas Hillman
FABULOUS biography of my favorite artist. Full of pics of his original manuscripts, theater bills, contemporary portraits, etc.
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