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Diagnosing genius : the life and death of Beethoven

Autore: François Martin Mai
Editore: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2007.
Edizione/Formato:   book_printbook : Biography : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Beethoven's extraordinary ability to compose great music despite severe health problems, including deafness and depression, has puzzled and inspired. The author looks at the relationship between Beethoven's health and creativity to show how the composer was able to transcend physical and emotional torment to produce some of the most powerful and beautiful music in Western culture.
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Genere/forma: Biography
Case Reports
Persona incaricata: Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: François Martin Mai
ISBN: 9780773531901 0773531904
Numero OCLC: 72261645
Note: Foreword by Anton Kuerti.
Descrizione: xviii, 270 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm
Contenuti: Foreword / Anton Kuerti --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Setting --
Beethoven's life --
Beethoven's health problems --
Interpretation --
Illness and creativity --
Appendices --
Glossary of medical terms --
Beethoven's medical history --
Criteria for alcohol dependence and abuse --
Dr Andreas Wawruch's medical report --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsabilità: François Martin Mai.
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"This holistic exposition from the point of view of a medical/psychiatric professional is a real contribution to Beethoven studies. Those interested in Beethoven's life will derive value from Mai's Per saperne di più…

 
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