eleanor oliphant rebus 30th anniversary
Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

Thayer's Life of Beethoven, Part II by Elliot Forbes
  

Thayer's Life of Beethoven, Part II

Synopsis

Thayer's Life of Beethoven, Part II by Elliot Forbes

Alexander Wheelock Thayer's Life of Beethoven. has long been recognized as the classic biography of Beethoven. Thayer, with his calm and logical mind, scrupulous, magnanimous and spacious...had set out to describe for posterity the great man as he was and lived...and his patient realism and all but inexhaustible industry had created an irreplaceable and masterly portrait. So Van Wyck Brooks described this monumental work of the 1880's. Thayer talked with Beethoven's surviving friends, gathered anecdotes, and sifted hundreds of documents. The resulting wealth of detail stimulated other students, and a mass of Beethoven scholarship appeared. Now Elliot Forbes, one of the foremost Beethoven scholars of our time, has used this new material to bring the Life up to elate without sacrificing Thayer's text.

Reviews

A model of objective biography, one that is amazingly modern and as valuable today as when it was written... Thayer's Life remains the definitive biography. --The New York Times


About the Author

Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

1st May 1967

Author

Elliot Forbes

More books by Elliot Forbes
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Princeton University Press

Format

Paperback
552 pages

Categories

Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups
Biography: arts & entertainment

ISBN

9780691027180

The books for review are always great reads, brilliantly written, and introduces me to a huge variety of, established and new, authors.

Lesley Hart

I love the 'like for like' author recommendations, it's like an old friend whispering in your ear.

Emma Caddick

Lovereading is a world of books. It has everything you need from new to old and much loved classic books. It even give you recommendations!

Kate Thurston

I 'Lovereading' because it lets me see what new books are around with a detailed synopsis and readers' reviews.

Judith Sharp

Discover new authors and enjoy old favourites; oodles of literary gems to uncover at Lovereading with candid reviews from real reviewers.

Emily Wright

Lovereading recommends, honestly reviews and promotes books-what more can I say?!

Rachel Bridgeman

Ever purchased a book, read a few pages & thought I'm not going to enjoy this? Honest book reviews mean you'll never have that problem again

Jill Peters

If you LOVE reading then you will love LOVEREADING! It's a 'novel' idea. Seriously though I could not recommend them enough.

Rebecca Whymark

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools