The Last Master

The Last Master Passion & Anger : Volume One of a Fictional Biography of Ludwig Van Beethoven - Last Master

Paperback (06 Nov 1997)

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Publisher's Synopsis

PASSION AND PAIN, the second volume of John Suchet's compelling trilogy about the life of Ludwig van Beethoven, depicts the composer at the height of his powers, famous throughout Europe, championed by wealthy patrons, sought out by other musicians, yet all the time beset by the great tragedy of his life - his deafness - and struggling to come to terms with it.

The reader is there as Beethoven compares the towering works of the so-called 'heroic period', the 'Eroica' Symphony, the Fifth, the 'Pastoral' Symphony, the 'Emperor' Concerto, the 'Appassionata' Sonata, the 'Kreutzer' Sonata. We share his triumphs and frustrations; we are with him as he receives the adulation of the audience and also as he struggles alone in the middle of the night to hear the great music he is creating. We learn of the one great love of his life, the woman he refers to as his 'Eternally Beloved' - a love that both parties know is doomed. Written as a novel, though at all times strictly in accordance with the known facts, John Suchet has produced a monumental narrative, probably the most comprehensive - and certainly the most readable - account of Beethoven's life ever written.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780751519808
Publisher: Little, Brown
Imprint: Sphere
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 622
Weight: 434g
Height: 203mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 40mm