Beethoven (Life & Times)

Beethoven (Life & Times)

by Martin Geck (Author)


Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the legendary figures of world culture. But who is the man behind the legend? Martin Geck offers a vivid portrait of a difficult but fascinating man with a tangled and still controversial love life. This is an expert introduction to a self-styled cultural hero, presented warts, genius and all.


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Format: Illustrated
Pages: 176
Edition: 1st Edition Uk
Publisher: Haus Publishing Limited
Published: 06 Feb 2003

ISBN 10: 1904341004
ISBN 13: 9781904341000
Book Overview: Martin Geck has written several books on the great composers, including Bach: Life and Work .

Media Reviews
'Exquisitely produced ...this short biography eschews meaningless psychobabble in favour of an excellent overview of the musician's life and times interspersed with short but incisive discussions of some of the major works. Particularly interesting is Geck's concentration on his subject as a working composer rather than a genius who floated entirely aloof from quotidian concerns'. -- Steven Poole The Guardian 20030301
Author Bio
Martin Geck is the founding editor of the collected works of Richard Wagner and has written several books on the great composers, including the critically acclaimed Bach: Life and Work (FSG). His biography of Johann Sebastian Bach was published in the Lifex series in 2003.