By Edmund Morris
“Brilliant....This booklet is an ideal marriage—or may still one say, duet—of topic and writer, each note as masterly because the notes of the artist it illuminates.” — Christopher Buckley, Forbes
“This isn't just feedback yet poetry in itself, with the additional—and inestimable—merit of being true.” — Washington put up booklet World
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Edmund Morris (The upward push of Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Rex, Dutch) is one in every of America’s so much exceptional biographers, identified for his wealthy, compulsively readable prose variety. His biography of Beethoven, the most favourite composers within the background of song, is particularly a learn of genius in motion, of 1 of the few giants of Western tradition. Beethoven is one other enticing access within the HarperCollins’ “Eminent Lives” sequence of biographies by way of extraordinary authors on canonical figures.
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Beethoven had the choice of turning back before getting run down or bribing his coachman to drive on through the advancing ﬁle, at risk of being cudgeled. There was also the interesting prospect, if they got through, of encountering the French army on its way north from Mainz. In the far distance, about eight days further on, lay Vienna and qualiﬁed independence. Behind stretched the Rhine, Bonn, and memories of servitude. The choice was clear. He and a young fellow passenger promised the coachman a Trinkgeld to insist on right of way.
I found my mother still alive but in the most deplorable state; her disease was consumption, and, after much pain and suffering, she died [on July 17]. She was such a kind, loving mother to me, and my best friend. Ah, who was happier than I, when I could still utter the sweet name, Mother, and it was heard? Maria Magdalena’s death afﬂicted him with asthma so severe he feared he, too, might be consumptive. ” It is not surprising that he succumbed to depression, having to deal with not only grief, but also the disappointment—and ﬁnancial consequence—of his fruitless Viennese venture.
Scientists, jurists, theologians, and humanists were ﬂocking to the new institution. It was an exciting time to be young and intellectually aware in Bonn. Everybody was talking about France’s slide into bankruptcy, with King Louis XVI locked in a mortal struggle with his rebellious parlements. The ﬂow of pre-Revolutionary propaganda over the border, displayed in every Rhineland bookstore, became a ﬂood. Ludwig read what he could and became ﬂuent, if not altogether literate, in the language of Rousseau.
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