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Ludwig van - warts and all!
on 27 January 2013
John Suchet has produced an extremely readable book, you will be able to discover Beethoven as a person as well as the greatest composer of his age. Delightfully illustrated throughout.
I have read many Beethoven books, of which many are rather heavy and formal in their presentation,unlike this one.If you know liitle or perhaps nothing of Beethoven, this is a book you should have in your bookcase. A no nonsense approach which should encourage you to find out more about Beethoven and his music. John Suchet has a style that is crisp, clear and not overstated. Once smitten by Herr Beethoven, you will have a lifetimes enjoyment, both by reading about his own tragic life and by listening to his sublime music. How could a deaf man write such beautiful late compositions? - that would be like a blind landscape artist.