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Thayer, Alexander Wheelock 1817-1897

Overview
Works: 191 works in 584 publications in 2 languages and 5,401 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Thematic catalogs (Music)  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Bibliography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Correspondent, Former owner, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Creator, Recipient, Dedicatee
Classifications: ML410.B4, 780.924
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Most widely held works by Alexander Wheelock Thayer
Thayer's life of Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

52 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and held by 2,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Salieri : rival of Mozart by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Ludwig van Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

17 editions published between 1921 and 2013 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative biography of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a landmark in its meticulous research and use of source material. For the American author Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1817-97), it represented a lifelong labour of love, yet it remained unfinished at his death. His friend Hermann Deiters (1833-1907) edited and translated Thayer's work into German, publishing three volumes which covered Beethoven's life to 1816. Since Deiters also died before the biography could be completed, musicologist Hugo Riemann (1849-1919) was called upon to conclude the work. The final German volumes appeared in 1907 and 1908. It was the American critic Henry Edward Krehbiel (1854-1923) who prepared the present work, the first and considerably revised English version, published in three volumes in 1921. Volume 1 covers Beethoven's career through to 1802, the year of the Heiligenstadt Testament
The life of Ludwig van Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

15 editions published between 1921 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative biography of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a landmark in its meticulous research and use of source material. For the American author Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1817-97), it represented a lifelong labour of love, yet it remained unfinished at his death. His friend Hermann Deiters (1833-1907) edited and translated Thayer's work into German, publishing three volumes which covered Beethoven's life to 1816. Since Deiters also died before the biography could be completed, musicologist Hugo Riemann (1849-1919) was called upon to conclude the work. The final German volumes appeared in 1907 and 1908. It was the American critic Henry Edward Krehbiel (1854-1923) who prepared the present work, the first and considerably revised English version, published in three volumes in 1921. Volume 2 covers the period 1803-18, including the custody wrangles over Beethoven's nephew
Ludwig van Beethoven's leben by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

69 editions published between 1866 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig van Beethovens Leben by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

21 editions published between 1908 and 2001 in German and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronologisches Verzeichniss der Werke Ludwig van Beethoven's by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

12 editions published in 1865 in German and English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig van Beethovens Leben by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

23 editions published between 1907 and 2001 in German and Undetermined and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanny Forrester by Abijah Wyman Thayer( Book )

2 editions published in 1837 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig van Beethovens Leben by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

16 editions published between 1866 and 2001 in German and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hebrews in Egypt and their Exodus by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

9 editions published between 1892 and 2013 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig van Beethovens Leben by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

13 editions published in 1970 in German and Undetermined and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig van Beethovens Leben by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

10 editions published between 1922 and 2001 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life of Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

6 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig van Beethoven's Leben by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig van Beethoven's Leben by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

9 editions published in 1872 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig van Beethovens Leben by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Ludwig van Beethoven, Volume I by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

14 editions published between 1921 and 1960 in English and German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first volume of The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer, one of the definitive biographies of Beethoven. Thayer, an American librarian and journalist born only 10 years before Beethoven's death, discovered considerable gaps and errors in the 1840 biography of Beethoven written by Anton Schindler. So, he made it his life's mission to write a reliable and comprehensive biography of Beethoven based solely on the truth rather than on theory or conjecture. Thayer traveled to Europe and supported himself through his journalism, meanwhile learning German and researching his subject as thoroughly as possible. Today, Anton Schindler's biography is considered almost entirely unreliable, while Thayer's is still revered as a brilliant work of biographical writing
Ein kritischer Beitrag zur Beethoven-Literatur : vorgelesen in "Schillerverein" zu Triest by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

11 editions published in 1877 in 3 languages and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Thayer's life of Beethoven
Alternative Names
Alexander Wheelock Thayer Amerikaans bibliothecaris (1817-1897)

Alexander Wheelock Thayer amerikansk bibliotekar

Alexander Wheelock Thayer amerikansk bibliotekarie

Alexander Wheelock Thayer écrivain américain

Alexander Wheelock Thayer escriptor estatunidenc

Alexander Wheelock Thayer escritor estadounidense

Alexander Wheelock Thayer giornalista e musicologo statunitense

Alexander Wheelock Thayer US-amerikanischer Musikschriftsteller, Beethoven-Biograph und Diplomat

Thayer, A. W.

Thayer, A. W. 1817-1897

Thayer, Alex Wheelock 1817-1897

Thayer, Alexander 1817-1897

Thayer, Alexander W.

Thayer Alexander W. 1817-1897

Thayer, Alexander Wheelock

Wheelock Tayer, Alex 1817-1897

Wheelock Thayer, Alexander 1817-1897

Александр Уилок Тейер

Тейер, Александр Уилок

אלכסנדר וילוק תאייר

אלכסנדר וילוק תאייר סופר אמריקאי

アレグザンダー・ウィーロック・セイヤー

セイヤー

セイヤー, A. W.

亞歷山大·塞耶

Languages
German (173)

English (149)

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