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The New Grove Beethoven (New Grove Composer Biographies) Paperback – November, 1997

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Product Details

  • Series: New Grove Composer Biographies
  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (November 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393303551
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393303551
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,905,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 29, 2000
Format: Paperback
This book is being used in my music class at Dartmouth College that's focusing on Beethoven. It contains very accurate information about the Maestro himself and does not add to the myths about the composer as other books do. It's very easy to read and there's a lot of satisfaction and knowledge that a Beethoven admirer can gain from this magnificent biography.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Beverly Wilcox on June 14, 2014
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The New Grove Beethoven is a printed version of the article, by well-respected musicologists Joseph Kerman and Alan Tyson, of the article that was in the 1980 edition of the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, the standard English-language reference work for classical music. Much as been written about Beethoven (and a few new sources discovered) in the 32 years since its issuance, but it is nevertheless still valuable. Unlike the two standard 500-page biographies by Maynard Solomon (1998) and Lewis Lockwood (2003), it sticks to the objective facts and keeps speculation to a minimum, so it a much shorter and easier read when that's all you need. I compared it to the current Grove Music Online article on Beethoven and found that much of the text is still current, although the important new discoveries have been added to the online version by Scott Burnham.
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