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5.0 out of 5 stars I'd give it 10 stars if I could, November 2, 2011
This review is from: Beethoven Letters Journals and Conversations (Paperback)
I thought this book was so awesome and amazing that I'd give it more than 5 stars if only Amazon would let me. This book is a selection of Beethoven's letters -- to friends, publishers, patrons, and others, along with some descriptions written by others who met him. It begins when he is quite young and the last letters and journals are from right before (and then after) his death. It also includes the eulogy from his funeral (which was attended by some 20,000 to 30,000 people). I've always been a huge fan of Beethoven's music and thought he was an interesting person. But this book shows the humor he had, his pain and anguish over his constant stomach problems and worsening hearing, and his love for his friends. It also shows is anxiety over how Vienna didn't seem to appreciate his music, his hatred of where he lived (he talked much of going to England, where he felt people truly appreciated music -- this may have come about because of his love for Handel's music, who he held above all others), and his constant struggles with publishers to get his scores right.

I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone with an interest in Beethoven.
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