Life of Beethoven
by Anton Schindler
Publisher: Henry Colburn Pub. 1841
Number of pages: 420
The life of Beethoven, including his correspondence with his friends, numerous characteristic traits, and remarks on his musical works. The work was first published in 1840 and, in its subsequently expanded form, had a great deal of influence on later Beethoven biography.
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