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Beethoven: The Man and the Artist, as Revealed in His Own Words

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Ludwig van Beethoven and Ludwig Van Beethoven

This book consists of brief biographical commentaries about Beethoven arranged by topic and followed by quotations by Beethoven about the to…


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Romain Rolland

As Romain Rolland indicates in the preface, this book is a brief sketch of the life and technique of Handel. He provides biographical backgr…

XXIV - In Which Beaumarchais Discovers America

In Figaro: The Life of Beaumarchais

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John Rivers

Beaumarchais – Watchmaker, music teacher, politician, opportunist, publisher, secret agent for Louis XVI, yet fomenter of revolution in both…