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Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the greatest musical composers, and the supreme master of modern music for the orchestra. He had probably the greatest misfortune to bear that can come to a composer, the loss of hearing. Though totally deaf before reaching middle age, he continued to compose all the same, to the admiration of thousands. Originally published in 1944 in the author's larger "Encyclopedia of Musical Masterpieces: Music for the Millions," this paperback edition explores and describes dozens of Beethoven's greatest works in such genres as Symphony, Piano Sonata, String Quartet, Piano Concerto, Mass, and Opera.
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About the Author
Austrian-born American writer David Ewen (1907-1985) was the author of dozens of books about music, including biographies of George Gershwin, Leonard Bernstein, Irving Berlin, and Cole Porter.