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THE LETTERS OF LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

eBook (PDF), 299 Pages
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A fascinating insight into the mind of one of the greatest composers of all time. Beethoven’s private letters reveal his character and state of mind through his own words, exposing the composer's relationship with those close to him. Many of the letters include short musical quotes and greetings, jokes and puzzles - often humorous and sometimes even quite cruel. Beethoven was often frustrated and paranoid, and in many of his letters we hear him giving vent to his feelings, especially his dissatisfaction with performances of his music and with his staff. Of much interest is the attempted ‘father-son’ relationship with (and custody battle for) his nephew Carl, whom Beethoven attempted to turn into a piano virtuoso despite the child being of mediocre talent. Also revealed is the composer’s secret letter to his (still unknown) ‘immortal beloved’, which was discovered posthumously in a sealed compartment within his work desk. (Also available here:... More > “The Mozart Letters”.)< Less
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Product Details

Edition
Digital e-book download
Published
April 29, 2008
Language
English
Pages
299
File Format
PDF
File Size
4.79 MB

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# of Devices Unlimited
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Printable? Yes
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