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Is classical music a dying art? If so, can it be revitalized? How come there hasn’t been a classical composer in recent decades whose music appeals to a wide audience, as did Mozart’s and Beethoven’s music? Are there aspects of contemporary society preventing great accomplishment in music composition, or more generally in the arts? The Next Beethoven explores these questio ...more
Kindle Edition, 422 pages
Published June 19th 2019 by Self
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This is my first review in several days. It has taken me this long to read; not because something else interrupted me. It always takes me long when I find an exceptional novel…or one that disturbed me so much I could not begin to write about it. In this case, it’s both.

As the title suggests, the novel has a heavy musical component; one that is close to my heart. It explores what made classical music great against its seeming demise at the hand of modern mediocrity; the beautiful melodic composit
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