Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph
This book is a biography of Beethoven the man and musician, not the myth, and throughout, Swafford - himself a composer - offers insightful readings of Beethoven's key works. More than a decade in the making, this will be the standard Beethoven biography for years to come.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BooksForDinner - LibraryThing
Read this in and out over a number of months this past year. The best of the Beethoven biographies I've read. Very much like the Brahms bio—straight ahead, not much supposition or invention, very ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Keith.G.Richie - LibraryThing
What more can you say about a 1000 page book than - I wish it were longer! Simply superb. As an aside, I read Edmund Morris' review in the NYT Book Review. Having read Morris' bio of Beethoven, I ... Read full review