Conversations with Beethoven (NYRB Classics)

Conversations with Beethoven (NYRB Classics)

Sanford Friedman


An NYRB Classics Original

Deaf as he used to be, Beethoven needed to be addressed in writing, and he was once constantly observed by way of a pc during which humans may possibly scribble questions and reviews. Conversations with Beethoven, in a travel de strength of fictional invention, tells the tale of the final yr of Beethoven’s existence nearly fullyyt via such pc entries: buddies, relations, scholars, medical professionals, and others attend to the risky Maestro, whose occasionally unpredictable and sometimes very loud replies we infer. a completely fleshed and infrequently very humorous portrait of Beethoven emerges. He struggles along with his tune and together with his health and wellbeing; he argues with and insults on the subject of all people. such a lot of all, he concerns approximately his wayward—and beloved—nephew Karl. a wide solid of Dickensian characters surrounds the good composer on the middle of this splendidly attractive novel, which deepens in any case to make a memorable tune of its own. 

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