Three-volume set in slipcover. Originally published in 1961, this is the first edition of the 1974 publication of Emily Anderson's work. From the Los Angeles Times at the time: The letters do not tell us how Beethoven composed, but rather what kind of man he was and the painfully contradictory situations in which he continually found himself: the pugnacious self-proclaimed egalitarian groveling for the favors of his noble patrons; the sharp-dealing businessman, selling his compositions to publishers in three countries at the same time; the passionate lover, but only of inaccessible women; the surrogate--and pathetically inept--father of his beloved nephew Karl; the great, universally respected artist with access to the intellectual and social elite of Vienna, yet throughout his life at ease only with friends he made--and never lost contact with--in his youth in provincial, unmusical Bonn. The three volumes are handsomely slipcased, with extensive, helpful annotations by the translator-editor and plenty of fascinating reproductions of the original letters.
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Descrizione libro W W Norton & Co Inc, 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110393022471
Descrizione libro W W Norton & Co Inc, 1986. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 393022471