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Thayer, Alexander Wheelock 1817-1897

Overview
Works: 154 works in 526 publications in 2 languages and 5,202 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Thematic catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Dedicatee, Correspondent, Bibliographic antecedent, Former owner, Recipient, Honoree, Creator
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 )

48 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

46 editions published between 1921 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 914 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
Salieri : rival of Mozart by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

122 editions published between 1866 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig van Beethovens Leben by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

25 editions published between 1866 and 2001 in German and Undetermined and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published in 1865 in German and English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig van Beethovens Leben by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

18 editions published between 1872 and 2001 in German and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanny Forrester( Book )

2 editions published in 1837 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig van Beethovens Leben by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

13 editions published between 1907 and 2001 in German and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published between 1892 and 1897 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig van Beethovens Leben by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

10 editions published between 1908 and 2001 in German and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thayer's life of Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

6 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

The Hebrews and the Red Sea by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

3 editions published in 1883 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronologisches Verzeichniss der Werke by Ludwig van Beethoven( Book )

1 edition published in 1865 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig van Beethoven's Leben : nach dem original-Manuscript deutsch bearbeitet by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

11 editions published between 1866 and 1992 in 3 languages and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thayer's life of Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Alexander Wheelock Thayer's Life of Beethoven has long been regarded as the classic biography of Beethoven. Thayer's approach to biography was to present in chronological order the factual evidence concerning Beethoven, the man and his work, and to eliminate the analysis and aesthetic evaluation of the music. To gather the material necessary for such an undertaking, he went to Europe; there, he spent most of his life seeking out those persons still alive who had known Beethoven and studying the sources that were available. His biography succeeded in clearing away the romantic fiction that was then, in the 1870's, current and gave for the first time a full account of the composer's life which was based on reliable, historical method
Ludwig van Beethovens Leben by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

5 editions published between 1908 and 1972 in German and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig van Beethovens Leben by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

1 edition published in 1911 in German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Signor Masoni and other papers of the late I. Brown by Alexander Wheelock Thayer( Book )

2 editions published in 1862 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alexander Wheelock Thayer amerikansk bibliotekar

Alexander Wheelock Thayer amerikansk bibliotekarie

Alexander Wheelock Thayer giornalista e musicologo statunitense

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

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

Тейер, Александр Уилок

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German (183)

English (175)

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