John Suchet, presenter of Classic FM's flagship morning programme, is recognised as a leading authority on the life and works of Ludwig van Beethoven. His new book, a full-length biography of Beethoven, is based on extensive research, including sources never previously published in English.
He has portrayed the real man behind the music in this compelling biography, revealing a difficult and complex character. He reveals the struggle to continue his profession as musician despite increasing deafness, alienating friends with unprovoked outbursts of anger one moment, overwhelming them with excessive kindness and generosity the next, living in a city in almost constant disarray because of war with France.
This fascinating book shows Beethoven may have been one of the greatest artists who ever lived, but he was still a man who had to live among fellow mortals, eat and drink, fall in love, pay his rent. This is the real Beethoven, and Suchet brings him effortlessly to life.
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