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Beethoven The Music and the Life (Hardcover)

Author:  Lewis Lockwood
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0393050815
ISBN-13: 9780393050813
Sku: 31002971
Publish Date: 12/1/2002
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.25L x 2T
Pages:  604
Age Range:  NA
In this brilliant portrayal of the world's most famous composer, eminent Beethoven scholar Lockwood interweaves his subject's musical and biographical dimensions and places them in their historical and artistic contexts. 50 illustrations. 8 music examples.
From the Publisher:
A portrait of the life, career, and milieu of the master composer describes the special challenges he faced as a gifted artist in the face of personal, historical, political, and cultural factors, in a volume that shares insight into his compositional methods through recreations of his sketchbooks and autograph manuscripts. 13,000 first printing.
Author Bio
Lewis Lockwood
Lewis Lockwood is Fanny Peabody Professor of Music at Harvard University.


Kirkus Reviews
"An outstanding new survey of the great composer's life and works....The only book on Beethoven most music lovers will need." 08/15/2002

New York Review of Books
"Lockwood has produced a more balanced account of Beethoven, balanced between life and works, than any other study I know of. Although his priorities come through clearly enough in his slightly bumpy title, he has sought to treat life and works with equal responsibility and indeed to make his peace with the inherent problems of artistic biography....[T]his is a magisterial study without being overbearing. It is often beautifully written and it is supported by a lifetime of wide reading. Formidable musicological authority lurks mostly in the endnotes though specialists will feel it on every page." - Joseph Kerman 02/27/2003

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0604
Product attributePublisher:   W. W. Norton & Company
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