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Author Marek, George R. (George Richard), 1902-1987, author.

Title Beethoven : biography of a genius / by George R. Marek.

Publication Info. New York : Funk & Wagnalls, [1969]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Eastland CUSD 308 - JR/SR HS Stacks - EHSY-14  92 BEE    AVAILABLE
Description xix, 696 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits (some color) ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 669-672) and index.
Summary A readable, lively biography that gives a detailed and colorful account of Beethoven's personality and unique quality of genius.
Contents The world when Beethoven was born -- The life of a small town -- Boyhood -- New prince, new friends, new ideas -- Head of the family -- The city on the Danube -- First years in Vienna and growing fame -- The romantic change -- Beethoven as a young man -- Napoleon, war, deafness -- The women in Beethoven's life : The "immortal beloved", did Beethoven have syphilis? -- The premature testament and the Eroica -- Fidelia, Vienna occupied -- Creativity -- Second occupation of Vienna -- Beethoven as a mature man -- Devaluation, discouragement, Goethe, Malzel -- Fidelio and the congress of Vienna -- The tragedy of possessive love -- To England, but when? -- The Missas, the ninth, and visitors -- The last years -- The last months -- The general of the musicians.
Subject Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827, composer.
Genre/Form Biographies.

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