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

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Beethoven speaks on music, art, education, his own works, contemporaries, etc.
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Published (first published January 1st 1392)
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Tom
Feb 15, 2011 Tom rated it it was amazing  ·  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)!
arg/machine
Oct 11, 2011 arg/machine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Kyle
Nov 24, 2010 Kyle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Abdullah Rifai
I read a review about this book says that the writer devoted himself to study the great composer Beethoven. I liked the book and its style, the writer showed us a combination between Beethoven's ideas and quotations.
Kevin Ott
Oct 08, 2014 Kevin Ott rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Never knew that he wrote on message cards (since he was deaf) and that many of them have been saved for antiquity. Almost as if he was text messaging and we have archives of them. Amazing.
Kafkasfriend
Dec 13, 2010 Kafkasfriend rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: musicians
To understand the artist read his letters and notes but always feel like an intruder to private thoughts
David Miller
A great book. I really learnt a lot from it and loved the approach it took. How interesting Beethoven truly was. Thanks for the great read.
Carrie Donohue
A bit dry with few truly interesting facts
Tamera Alexander
Really enjoying it!
Kafkasfriend
Dec 13, 2010 Kafkasfriend rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: theory, of, music, musicology
Read and learn the work of the greatest composer of orchestral music.
Hariyanto
Jun 25, 2013 Hariyanto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great insights to the mind and philosophy of the master.
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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
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