Readers familiar with Beethoven's music and life will find much to learn and enjoy as well.
One criticism is that he tends to have sections of political and life events followed by the music composed during them.
The first few pages seem to highlight the whole book and leave the reader with no desire to read the rest of it.
Still wading through it - but just a wonderful revelation. so much more than the morose pictures which the media of the day portrayed.Published 26 days ago by janet hardy
Every fan of Beethoven will want to read this book. It includes the chronologies of his compositions and other life events, and discussions of most of his works.Published 4 months ago by Matthew R Marler
The first few pages seem to highlight the whole book and leave the reader with no desire to read the rest of it. Language is somewhat "elitist" and academic.Published 4 months ago by Tom
What's not to like, my book is kind of hard to find and this one is in great condition and arrived right on time.Published 5 months ago by a reader
Beautifully written combination of Beethoven's life and a fairly technical history of his musical development. Fine for this music major, but perhaps a little challenging for some. Read morePublished 7 months ago by mary brogan-sizemore
This book, Beethoven: The Music and the Life, was part of my daughter's Wish List and I ordered it for her birthday. Although it was used, the condition was remarkable. Read morePublished 8 months ago by linda6770
Of course any study of Beethoven has to put his great music in the foreground. This book alternates between sections on Beethoven's life and its connection to his musical... Read morePublished 11 months ago by M. J. Sweet
I used this for my Beethoven seminar class. It was a very interesting read. It did get lengthy when he described pieces, but it is still useful. It's a great resource.Published 16 months ago by Kirsten Guerra
These types of books are generally less engaging than your Harry Potter, but it is a well researched and written book for the material. Read morePublished 17 months ago by A. Person