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The Last Master : The Trilogy

(The Last Master #1-3)

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3 volume set in slipcase.
True Beethoven fans know that Beethoven is the greatest composer of all time, but in recent years Mozart's followers have grabbed most of the good tunes. Beethoven is admired but he is lost in our affection. John Suchet both admires Beethoven and likes him, and his three-volume fictional biography, THE LAST MASTER is a carefully researched labour o
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Paperback, BOX SET, 1504 pages
Published November 2nd 2000 by Time Warner Paperbacks
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Dear Curmudgeon
Based on extensive research, this charming novel is Part 1 of a trilogy which celebrates the life of composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827).

In his non-fiction book Beethoven: The Man Revealed author John Suchet presented to us the man Beethoven, but of course also the composer Beethoven and his music as these are inseperable. With this trilogy Mr Suchet amplifies what he said in his non-fiction work, and he imagines Beethoven's life in more detail. His love for Beethoven is app
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Marie Grassick
Jun 29, 2016 rated it did not like it
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Really awful. Kept with it because I suspect Beethoven was actually a genius. The chronicle of his life is possibly the most contrived, awkward body of prose I have ever read. When Beethoven is playing or composing - I am totally engaged. I have no musical background but I am close to understanding how a concerto or sonata might have transported others. The writer understands music. He has researched his subject. There is an insurmountable amount of setting, characters and dubious family history ...more
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John Suchet presents Classic FM's flagship morning programme. His informative style of presentation, coupled with a deep knowledge of classical music, has won a wide spectrum of new listeners to the station. Before turning to classical music, John was one of the UK's best known television newscasters, regularly presenting ITN's flagship News at Ten, as well as all other bulletins, over a period of ...more

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