What to Listen for in Beethoven

Paperback | January 1, 1997

byRobert Harris

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The essential introduction to the world's foremost composer and to the hidden pleasures of classical music.

Beethoven's enduring popularity eclipses all other composers. Over a century and a half has passed since his death, yet his towering accomplishments remain the standard against which all other Western music has been judged. This fascinating and accessible guide to understanding both the man and the musician is also a rewarding exploration of the basics of classical music itself.


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The essential introduction to the world's foremost composer and to the hidden pleasures of classical music.Beethoven's enduring popularity eclipses all other composers. Over a century and a half has passed since his death, yet his towering accomplishments remain the standard against which all other Western music has been judged. This f...

As a critic, reviewer, broadcaster and producer, Robert Harris has been demystifying classical music for enthusiastic audiences for over twenty-five years. Currently the host of CBC Radio’s I Hear Music, he lives in Toronto.From the Hardcover edition.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:260 pages, 8.69 × 5.59 × 0.72 inPublished:January 1, 1997Publisher:Macfarlane, Walter & Ross

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ISBN - 10:1551990210

ISBN - 13:9781551990217

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"Harris shines as an educator on the level of Leonard Bernstein."
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