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Thayer's Life of Beethoven, Part II : Thayer's Life of Beethoven - Elliot Forbes

Thayer's Life of Beethoven, Part II

Thayer's Life of Beethoven

By: Elliot Forbes (Editor)

Paperback Published: 21st May 1967
ISBN: 9780691027180
Number Of Pages: 552

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Alexander Wheelock Thayer's Life of Beethoven. has long been recognized as the classic biography of Beethoven. "Thayer, with his calm and logical mind, scrupulous, magnanimous and spacious...had set out to describe for posterity the great man as he was and lived...and his patient realism and all but inexhaustible industry had created an irreplaceable and masterly portrait." So Van Wyck Brooks described this monumental work of the 1880's.

Thayer talked with Beethoven's surviving friends, gathered anecdotes, and sifted hundreds of documents. The resulting wealth of detail stimulated other students, and a mass of Beethoven scholarship appeared. Now Elliot Forbes, one of the foremost Beethoven scholars of our time, has used this new material to bring the Life up to elate without sacrificing Thayer's text.

Industry Reviews

"A model of objective biography, one that is amazingly modern and as valuable today as when it was written... Thayer's Life remains the definitive biography."--The New York Times

ISBN: 9780691027180
ISBN-10: 0691027188
Series: Thayer's Life of Beethoven : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 552
Published: 21st May 1967
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.91
Edition Number: 2