Intimate biography by Beethoven's pupil and secretary recalls composer's personality, contemporaries, deafness, irascible behavior, etc. Extensively annotated by Beethoven scholar Donald MacArdle. Revised 3rd edition. Editor's Notes. Introduction. Includes 7 illustrations.Ah, God! so near! so far! ls our love not truly a heavenly edifice, yet firm as the vault of heaven? ... still in bed my thoughts hurry to you, my immortal beloved, here and there joyfully, then sadly again, waiting to know whether Fate will hear us. ... Be calm, love me. ... There is no better, no more blessed state Than when the wife and husband in accord Order their household lovingly. ... 2 in D major and the piano concerto in C minor were first performed in the concert series at the Augarten.
|Title||:||Beethoven as I Knew Him|
|Author||:||Anton Schindler, Donald W. MacArdle|
|Publisher||:||Courier Corporation - 1966|