The Beethoven Encyclopedia
Publisher: Philosophical Library/Open Road
This comprehensive A-to-Z reference is comprised of detailed and authoritative entries on every aspect of the great composer’s life. Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most famous and revered composers in classical music. His instantly recognizable concertos and symphonies continue to be among the most performed by symphonies across the globe. In this definitive reference volume, eminent musicologist Paul Nettl provides students and researchers with an in-depth biographical resource organized in alphabetical entries. The Beethoven Encyclopedia covers the German composer’s music, personal life, and patrons, among other topics, such as the forces that inspired his genius.