"A most welcome addition to Beethoven literature ... combines a musician's perception of the music and an informed musicologist's command of recent Beethoven scholarship."--Alfred Brendel
"The great strength of William Kinderman's Beethoven lies in its superb analyses of many of the composer's works. Kinderman is at his best when revealing the "dramatic narrative" intrinsic to Beethoven's greatest compositions. Kinderman's analyses are original - sometimes breathtakingly so - insightful, sympathetic, and entirely convincing. It is impossible to read this book without having gained renewed appreciation of Beethoven's massive achievement ... it is impossible adequately to convey in a short review the book's powerful overall impact ... William Kinderman not only brilliantly accomplishes what he set out to do, but he has also produced a work that will be useful as a handbook or guide to Beethoven's music. Taken in its entirety, Kinderman's Beethoven will stand as a modern classic in Beethoven scholarship."--The Beethoven Journal, Fall 1995, Volume 10, Number 2
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"Both strongly original and grounded in the best and most recent scholarship."Maynard Solomon