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Memories of Beethoven: From the House of the Black-Robed Spaniards

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These are the personal memories of an elderly man who, as a child, was closely acquainted with Beethoven. Gerhard von Breuning, the son of one of Beethoven's oldest friends, was a favourite of the ageing composer, who delighted in the boy's frequent visits. This firsthand account provides us with telling details about Beethoven's daily life, his personality, and his relationships with family and friends. It is as a clear-eyed witness of Beethoven's final illness that Breuning is particularly compelling, providing graphic reports on the atmosphere of the sickroom, the course of the medical treatment and Beethoven's death throes after he despaired both of his doctor and of his life and, muttering 'Oh, that ass!', turned his face to the wall. This is an English translation of a fascinating document. The Beethoven scholar, Maynard Solomon, has provided many explanatory notes as well as a full and informative introduction. A permanent contribution to the Beethoven literature, this book provides a sensitive and unique insight into the life of the composer during his later years.

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These are the personal memories of an elderly man who, as a child, was closely acquainted with Beethoven.

Synopsis:

The von Breuning family were closely associated with Beethoven from his early boyhood in Bonn to his later years in Vienna. As a young teenager Gerhard von Breuning was a favourite of the elderly Beethoven, who delighted in the boy's frequent visits. Gerhard's memoirs, written at the end of his life, provide us with telling and unique details about Beethoven's daily life, his personality, and his relationships with his family and friends. This is the first ever translation of a fascinating document, and the first scholarly edition in any language. The Beethoven scholar Maynard Solomon has augmented the text with copious explanatory annotations and has provided an informative introductory essay. A permanent contribution to the Beethoven literature, this book gives us a sensitive and unique insight into the life and personality of Ludwig van Beethoven during his later years.

Synopsis:

This memoir provides a sensitive and unique insight into the life of Beethoven during his later years.

Synopsis:

This is a firsthand account, translated into English, of Gerhard von Breuning, the son of one of Beethoven's oldest friends and a favourite of the ageing composer, which provides us with telling details about Beethoven's daily life, his personality, his relationships with family and friends, his sickroom and ultimately his death.

Synopsis:

These are the personal memories of an elderly man who, as a child, was closely acquainted with Beethoven.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 119-143) and index.

Table of Contents

Editor's introduction; Author's preface; Memories of Beethoven: From the House of the Black-Robed Spaniards; Editor's notes; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521484893
Editor:
Solomon, Maynard
Author:
Solomon, Maynard
Author:
Breuning, Gerhard Von
Author:
Mins, Henry
Author:
Von Breuning, Gerhard
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
History & Criticism - By Composer
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Classical Composers
Subject:
Composers
Subject:
Beethoven, ludwig van, 1770-1827
Subject:
Composers -- Germany -- Biography.
Subject:
Composers -- Austria -- Biography.
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Individual Composer & Musician
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Edition Number:
Canto ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Canto original series
Series Volume:
C-1848
Publication Date:
20030231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 half-tones
Pages:
172
Dimensions:
8.46x5.31x.50 in. .43 lbs.

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Product details 172 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521484893 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , These are the personal memories of an elderly man who, as a child, was closely acquainted with Beethoven.
"Synopsis" by , The von Breuning family were closely associated with Beethoven from his early boyhood in Bonn to his later years in Vienna. As a young teenager Gerhard von Breuning was a favourite of the elderly Beethoven, who delighted in the boy's frequent visits. Gerhard's memoirs, written at the end of his life, provide us with telling and unique details about Beethoven's daily life, his personality, and his relationships with his family and friends. This is the first ever translation of a fascinating document, and the first scholarly edition in any language. The Beethoven scholar Maynard Solomon has augmented the text with copious explanatory annotations and has provided an informative introductory essay. A permanent contribution to the Beethoven literature, this book gives us a sensitive and unique insight into the life and personality of Ludwig van Beethoven during his later years.
"Synopsis" by , This memoir provides a sensitive and unique insight into the life of Beethoven during his later years.
"Synopsis" by , This is a firsthand account, translated into English, of Gerhard von Breuning, the son of one of Beethoven's oldest friends and a favourite of the ageing composer, which provides us with telling details about Beethoven's daily life, his personality, his relationships with family and friends, his sickroom and ultimately his death.
"Synopsis" by , These are the personal memories of an elderly man who, as a child, was closely acquainted with Beethoven.
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