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Beethoven: The Music and the Life

 
 
 
 
Beethoven: The Music and the Life
Author: Lewis Lockwood
ISBN 13: 9780393326383
ISBN 10: 393326381
Edition: First Paperback Edition
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 2005-01-17
Format: Paperback
Pages: 624
List Price: $24.95
 
 

An authoritative work offering a fresh look at Beethoven’s life, career, and milieu. “Magisterial” —New York Review of Books.

New York Times - Michael Kimmelman

In, Beethoven, Lockwood, an eminent Beethoven scholar and Harvard professor, has put a lifetime of study and wisdom into this far-ranging, temperate biography, which, while summarizing all sorts of specialized and academically fashionable works about Beethoven, speaks in a clear and prudent, voice.

Beethoven's music, he reminds us, has survived through difficult times because it is the exemplar of noble aspiration -- and it is beautiful. It's ''a defense against the darkness.