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The Beethoven obsession [electronic resource] / Brendan Ward.

Author/Creator:
Ward, Brendan.
Publication:
Sydney : NewSouth, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (291 p.)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Composers -- Biography.
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
A fast-paced drama of frustration, envy, rivalry, struggle and success, this work tells the story of the intertwined lives of four people: Ludwig von Beethoven; a concert pianist who was a self-taught child prodigy; a fanatical inventor who disassembled pianos as a child; and a television cameraman who became a music entrepreneur in order to translate the music he loved into the first recording of Beethoven's music captured wholly on an Australian grand piano. This unorthodox and historic odyssey makes for an ideal read for anyone with an
Contents:
16. 'Thirteen down, only nineteen to go'17. Bucking the Steinway trend; 18. Beethoven's greatest challenge; 19. Beethoven tops the sales charts; 20. 'A high note of pure gold'; 21. Into the war zone; 22. The impact of one tiny note; 23. Orchestral manoeuvring; 24. Revealing the piano's full set of teeth; 25. Unfinished business; 26. Diabolical Diabelli; 27. Variations on the make-up of a genius; 28. Steinway's marketing muscle; 29. A perfect match; Epilogue: Reconstructing Beethoven; Acknowledgments; Notes
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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ISBN:
1-74224-160-3
1-74224-652-4
OCLC:
829929967