- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson; F Reissue edition (August 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0500273243
- ISBN-13: 978-0500273241
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #299,173 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Beethoven Letters Journals and Conversations Paperback – August, 1992
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There are over 200 letters or sources including some accounts by Beethoven's acquaintances. For example, correspondences are with Karl van Beethoven (nephew), Karl Czerny (pianist), Ignaz von Gleichenstein (cellist and close friend), Prince Karl Lichnowsky (noble patron and friend), and Johann Stumpff (maker of musical instruments and admirer). Most of the accounts have been newly translated and the natural and spontaneous Beethoven comes through. My only criticism is that there could have been more editorial support before each entry. Includes illustrations of Beethoven, Johann Nepomuk Hummel (virtuoso pianist), Haus Pasqualati (Beethoven's Vienna apartment), Henriette Sontag (opera soprano), Carl Czerny (Beethoven's student piano prodigy)and Gerhard von Breuning (wrote a memoir on Beethoven).