Beethoven, as Revealed in His Own Words: The Man and the Artist

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The Floating Press, Jan 1, 2009 - Biography & Autobiography - 151 pages
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Widely regarded as one of the most singular geniuses to have worked in the Western classical tradition, Ludwig van Beethoven was as unique as his once-in-a-generation musical talent. This series of quotes and recollections from Beethoven himself paints a surprisingly multifaceted picture of the man and his commitment to his art. A must-read for classical music lovers.
 

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Contents

Brief Biographical Sketch
5
Preface
9
Concerning Art
14
Love of Nature
20
Concerning Texts
26
On Composing
31
On Performing Music
44
On His Own Works
54
Beethoven as Critic
69
On Education
83
On His Own Disposition and Character
89
The Sufferer
109
Worldly Wisdom
121
God
138
Appendix
147
Copyright

On Art and Artists
64

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