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Beethoven : impressions by his contemporaries

Author: O G Sonneck
Publisher: New York : Dover Publications, 1967, ©1954.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This compilation contains the most interesting, evocative, and amusing sections of letters, diaries, memoirs, etc., describing Beethoven's accomplishments as well as his strange personality. Traits and characteristics of the great composer are described by his contemporaries, including musical giants Rossini, Weber, and Liszt, and poets Goethe and Grillparzer, as well as other acquaintances. 16 portraits of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beethoven.
New York, Dover Publications [1967, ©1954]
(OCoLC)636719560
Named Person: Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: O G Sonneck
ISBN: 0486217701 9780486217703
OCLC Number: 181788
Notes: "This Dover edition is an unabridged and unaltered republication of the work originally published in 1926 under the title Beethoven: impressions of contemporaries."
Description: vi, 231 pages : music, portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Gottfried Fischer's story --
Christian Gottlob Neefe (1783) --
Mozart (1787) --
Carl Ludwig Junker (1791) --
Johann Schenk (1792) --
Franz Gerhard Wegeler (1794-1796) --
Frau von Bernhard (1796-1800) --
Johann Wenzel Tomaschek (1798) --
Carl Czerny (about 1800) --
Countess Giulietta Guicciardi and Countess Therese Brunswick (about 1801) --
Ignaz von Seyfried (1799-1806) --
Ferdinand Ries (1801-1805) --
Josef August Rockel (1806) --
The Baron de tremont (1809) --
Bettina von Arnim and Goethe (1810-1812) --
Ignaz Moscheles (1810-1814) --
Louis Spohr (1812-1216) --
Johann Wenzel Tomaschek (1814) --
Cipriani Potter (1818) --
Anton Schindler (1819) --
Maurice Schlesinger (1819) --
Sir John Russell (1821) --
Rossini (1822) --
Rochlitz (1822) --
Wilhelmine Schroder-Devrient (1822) --
Louis Schlosser (1822-1823) --
Edward Schulz (1823) --
Franz Grillparzer (1823) --
Weber (1823) --
Liszt (1823) --
Anton Schindler (1814-1827) --
Ludwig Rellstab (1825) --
Sir George Smart (1825) --
Gerhard von Breuning (1825-1827) --
Friedrich Wieck (1824 or 1826) --
Dr. Spiker (1826) --
The end (1827) --
The funeral --
Franz Grillparzer's funeral oration.
Responsibility: edited by O.G. Sonneck.

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This compilation contains the most interesting, evocative, and amusing sections of letters, diaries, memoirs, etc., describing Beethoven's accomplishments as well as his strange personality. Traits and characteristics of the great composer are described by his contemporaries, including musical giants Rossini, Weber, and Liszt, and poets Goethe and Grillparzer, as well as other acquaintances. 16 portraits of Beethoven are included.

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