The Character of a Genius: Beethoven in Perspective

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The Character of a Genius: Beethoven in Perspective - Davies, Peter J.
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Beethoven's often-discussed dark side--marked by paranoia, narcissism, and obsession--is brought into focus by Peter J. Davies, who examines both the composer's genetic roots and the familial cruelty and neglect that defined his childhood. But this book is more than a biography, eschewing facile psychoanalysis in favor of a real exploration of how Beethoven's character shaped the work now universally regarded as among the best music ever written. Davies acutely observes the ways in which suffering can bring, at the same ...

The Character of a Genius: Beethoven in Perspective 2001, Praeger Publishers Inc, Westport

ISBN-13: 9780313319136

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