His Life and Music
PB + AudioCD 224pp Illustrated
9781843791119   Product Code: 20289
Transforming the role and perception of the artist in society, Beethoven acted as a bridge from the Classical to the Romantic era. This biographical portrait combines accessible analysis of his music with contemporary descriptions of his difficult and mercurial character, his heroic struggles with deafness, his response to his revolutionary age and the emergence of the cult of the hero and genius.
Part of Naxos' Life and Music series, this illustrated biography includes an accompanying audio CD with a representative selection of full movements from Beethoven's works.