The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven: Volume 1 Paperback / softback
Part of the Cambridge Library Collection - Music series
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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 404 pages, 2 Plates, black and white
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 05/09/2013
- Category: Classical music (c 1750 to c 1830)
- ISBN: 9781108064736