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The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven: Volume 1, Paperback / softback Book

The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven: Volume 1 Paperback / softback

Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Music series

Description

This authoritative biography of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a landmark in its meticulous research and use of source material.

For the American author Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1817-97), it represented a lifelong labour of love, yet it remained unfinished at his death.

His friend Hermann Deiters (1833-1907) edited and translated Thayer's work into German, publishing three volumes which covered Beethoven's life to 1816.

Since Deiters also died before the biography could be completed, musicologist Hugo Riemann (1849-1919) was called upon to conclude the work.

The final German volumes appeared in 1907 and 1908. It was the American critic Henry Edward Krehbiel (1854-1923) who prepared the present work, the first and considerably revised English version, published in three volumes in 1921.

Volume 1 covers Beethoven's career through to 1802, the year of the Heiligenstadt Testament.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 404 pages, 2 Plates, black and white
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classical music (c 1750 to c 1830)
  • ISBN: 9781108064736

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