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Beethoven : anguish and triumph : a biography

Jan Swafford (Author)
Jan Swafford's biographies of composers Charles Ives and Johannes Brahms have established him as a revered music historian, capable of bringing his subjects vibrantly to life.
Print Book, English, 2015
Faber & Faber, London, 2015
xxi, 1077 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
9780571312566, 057131256X
Bonn, electorate of Cologne
Father, mother, son
Reason and revolution
Loved in turn
Golden age
A journey and a death
Stem and book
Unreal city
Chains of craftsmanship
Fate's hammer
The good, the beautiful, and the melancholy
The new path
Oh, fellow men
Heaven and Earth will tremble
Geschrieben auf Bonaparte
Our hearts were stirred
That haughty beauty
Darkness to light
Thus be enabled to create
Myths and men
My angel, my self
We finite beings
The queen of the night
What is difficult
The sky above, the law within
Qui venit in nomine Domini
You millions
Ars longa, vita brevis
Plaudite, amici
Originally published: 2014