Beethoven: The First Biography, 1827

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 196 pages
This book has intrigued scholars, even though many have pointed out the flaws in Schlosser's 1827 biography. Beethoven scholar Barry Cooper puts Schlosser's work into perspective. It provides a contemporary view of the man and the musician and illuminates what was known and believed in Vienna and Prague in 1827.

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Over the past 30 years, much scholarly research has been conducted on Beethoven's correspondence and his music sketchbooks. Cooper (music, Univ. of Manchester, UK; Beethoven and the Creative Process ... Read full review

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