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Beethoven: His Life and Music

224 pages
Author: Jeremy Siepmann
2-colour inside, 20 illustrations
ISBN: 1-84379-111-0

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Beethoven bestrides the history of music like no other. Without him it would have been a very different story. In this biographical portrait, words combine with large swathes of music to reveal a titanic personality, both vulnerable and belligerent, comic and tragic, and above all heroic, as he comes to grips with perhaps the greatest disability a musician can suffer. No man's music is more universal; few men's lives are more inspiring. In every sense but one - his modest height - he was a giant.

And with the words comes the music...

Each book contains 2 CDs of carefully chosen pieces spanning Beethoven’s compositional life.

There is access to a dedicated website which offers the musical works in full alongside other bonus material.

Available from all good bookshops in the UK, Australia and New Zealand

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