BEETHOVEN by Stanley Sadie


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A sophisticated little volume which will only be within the reach of those who have a knowledge of composers and musical styles and a moderate amount of interpretive and technical ability at the keyboard. Mr. Sadie tries to show the composer's personality as reflected in his music; examples in the text are drawn from Beethoven's better-known works--sonatas, symphonies, quartets--and are all scored for piano. Biographical material is fast-moving and succinct. Attractive photographs and line drawings depict such items of interest as Beethoven's hearing trumpets and his musical handwriting. Unique among juvenile studies for its musical maturity.

Pub Date: Oct. 16th, 1967
Publisher: Crowell