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5.0 out of 5 stars Beethovens Shadow/Bisss
Superb read!
Intelligent, articulate in stark contrast to most of the drivel seen/ heard on commercial TV/Twitter these days.
I'm not a pianist myself but a huge Beethoven fan and the insights provided by the author were a revelation.

JH
Published on 6 Jan 2012 by plume

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3.0 out of 5 stars A cheap read, with some pianistic insights
This book has the merit of being cheap, and short. The author has also given a series of lectures about Beethoven's piano sonatas for the Curtis Institute which are worth watching, but the book doesn't give so much insight into Beethoven.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beethovens Shadow/Bisss, 6 Jan 2012
This review is from: Beethoven's Shadow (Kindle Single) (Kindle Edition)
Superb read!
Intelligent, articulate in stark contrast to most of the drivel seen/ heard on commercial TV/Twitter these days.
I'm not a pianist myself but a huge Beethoven fan and the insights provided by the author were a revelation.

JH
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5.0 out of 5 stars A privilege, 19 Jan 2013
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J. Lamede "jlamede" (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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This is a beautiful essay. It's always good to encounter a musician who's as articulate as he is musically talented, and Biss's little book is enormously stimulating and thought-provoking. It gives you privileged access to his mind, but it also does what any good book on music should do: it sends you back to the music itself. Brilliant!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beethoven's shadow, 13 July 2013
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This gives an insight into the mind of a concert pianist, and his thoughts on Beethoven. My slight qualification is that it went on a bit long and could have done with a bit more structure to it. For this reason I cannot give it total support.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A cheap read, with some pianistic insights, 13 April 2014
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D. Martland "davidmartland" (Guildford, UK) - See all my reviews
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This book has the merit of being cheap, and short. The author has also given a series of lectures about Beethoven's piano sonatas for the Curtis Institute which are worth watching, but the book doesn't give so much insight into Beethoven.
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5.0 out of 5 stars utterly fascinating, 17 Mar 2014
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Story of a pianists obsession with Beethoven, How his love developed why Beethoven is perceived as a genius,

It's very personal, articulate and utterly fascinating,
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3.0 out of 5 stars Ijnsight into a young pianists approach to Beethoven, 22 Feb 2014
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T. W. H. Greenwood "Beethoven" (London England) - See all my reviews
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Interesting insight tothe approach of a young and highly talented pianist as he works on a Beethoven piano sonata. Would recommend the book to anyone interested in this subject.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Beethoven's Shadow, 4 Dec 2012
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An interesting read about one of the all-time great works of Beethoven's oeuvre.
For anyone who hasn't got into these piano pieces, start here!
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