Beethoven: The Universal Composer (Eminent Lives) by Edmund Morris

Apr 29, 04:25 AM

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(Photo:A portrait of the 13-year-old Beethoven by an unknown Bonn master (c. 1783) )

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Beethoven: The Universal Composer (Eminent Lives) by Edmund Morris

https://www.amazon.com/Beethoven-Universal-Composer-Eminent-Lives/dp/0060759755/ref=sr11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1524974623&sr=1-1&keywords=edmund+morris+beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a composer of universal genius whose popularity, extraordinary even during his lifetime, has never ceased to grow and now encircles the globe. His most famous works are as beloved in Beijing as they are in Boston. A lifelong devotee, Edmund Morris, the author of three bestselling presidential biographies, brings the great composer to life as a man of astonishing complexity and overpowering intelligence—a gigantic, compulsively creative personality unable to tolerate constraints. But Beethoven's achievement rests in his immortal music, whose grandeur and beauty were conceived "on the other side of silence."