The Man Revealed
Elliott & Thompson 2012
Hardback 288pp Illustrated
9781907642791   Product Code: 19599
John Suchet writes that 'Beethoven's music is his autobiography', and he shows how knowledge about a work's place in Beethoven's tumultuous life can help us listen to the music 'with different ears'. Suchet presents a full portrait of the composer, paying special attention to his youth, the influence of his grandfather and a mysterious encounter with Mozart at the age of 16. This illustrated Classic FM edition includes photographs of places associated with Beethoven and portraits of his contemporaries.