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Ludwig van Beethoven

Composer (17-Dec-1770 — 26-Mar-1827)


John Burk. The Life And Works of Beethoven. New York: Random House. 1943. 483pp.

Joseph Kerman. The Beethoven Quartets. Alfred A. Knopf. 1967. 386pp.

George R. Marek. Beethoven: A Biography of a Genius. New York: Funk & Wagnalls. 1969. 696pp.

Russell Martin. Beethoven's Hair: An Extraordinary Historical Odyssey and a Scientific Mystery Solved. New York: Broadway Books. 2000. 276pp.

Edmund Morris. Ludwig van Beethoven: The Universal Composer. Scranton, PA: Harper Collins. 2005.

Paul Nettl. Beethoven Encyclopedia. New York: Philosophical Library. 1956. 335pp.

Ernest Newman. The Unconscious Beethoven. London: Victor Gollancz. 1968. 154pp.

Alan Pryce-Jones. Beethoven. New York: Macmillan. 1933. 140pp.

Romain Rolland. Translated by Ernest Newman. Beethoven the Creator: From the Eroica to the Appassionata. New York: Harper & Brothers. 1929. 432pp.

Glenn Stanley (editor). The Cambridge Companion to Beethoven. Cambridge University Press. 2000. 373pp.

J. W. N. Sullivan. Beethoven: His Spiritual Development. London: Jonathan Cape. 1927.

Alexander Wheelock Thayer. Translated by Henry Edward Krehbiel. The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven. New York: The Beethoven Association. 1921. (3 vols.) 371pp. + 416pp. + 350pp. Many editions, some earlier.

Donald Francis Tovey. Beethoven. Oxford University Press. 1944. 138pp.

Percy M. Young. Beethoven: A Victorian Tribute, Based on the Papers of Sir George Smart. London: Dennis Dobson. 1976. 126pp.


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  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  8. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.61)

  9. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.42)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.128)

  11. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.45)

  12. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.89)

  13. The Catholic Encyclopedia (vol.15, pp.265-66)

  14. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (pp.73-75)

  15. Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (pp.20-28)

  16. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (pp.70-76)

  17. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.49)

  18. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (pp.42-45)

  19. Legends in Their Own Time (p.21)

  20. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.84)

  21. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (pp.29-32)

  22. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.31)

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