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Beethoven: Biography of a Genius

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This book is written by author of "Puccini
- aa Biography"; "Richard Strauss - The Life of a Non-Hero"; and, "Opera as Theatre". He dedicated Beethoven's biography "To the memory of Arturo Toscanini". Portrait of Beethoven shown is complete without the camera "flash". Contents and list of illustration will be sent on request.
Paperback, 704 pages
Published June 28th 1972 by Thomas Y. Crowell (first published 1969)
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Apr 10, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Darin by: Prof. Dexter Northrop (colleague)
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Wow! What a fascinating insight in the life of Ludwig van Beethoven. As a piano major in college (although I didn't finish), Beethoven was always one of my favorites. As most of the paramount composers, his life was nothing to be envied, but this book is spectacularly well done. I cannot wait to read the same book on Chopin.
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