ISBN Conversations with Beethoven

by Friedman, Sanford
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Conversations with Beethoven

An NYRB Classics Original

Deaf as he was, Beethoven had to be addressed in writing, and he was always accompanied by a notebook in which people could scribble questions and comments. Conversations with Beethoven, in a tour de force of fictional invention, tells the story of the last year of Beethoven’s life almost entirely through such notebook entries: Friends, family, students, doctors, and others attend to the volatile Maestro, whose sometimes unpredictable and often very loud replies we infer. A fully fleshed and often very funny portrait of Beethoven emerges. He struggles with his music and with his health; he argues with and insults just about everyone. Most of all, he worries about his wayward—and beloved—nephew Karl. A large cast of Dickensian characters surrounds the great composer at the center of this wonderfully engaging novel, which deepens in the end to make a memorable music of its own.


Friedman, Sanford
Howard, Richard

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Random House LCC US

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Product Type:
Paperback book
Release date:
September 2, 2014
Package Dimensions:
0.203 x 0.127 x 0.016 m; 0.318 kg
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