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    Oscar Sonneck
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    Dover Publications; Reprint edition (June 1, 1967)
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    272 pages
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Series: Dover Books on Music. Paperback: 272 pages. Had me in suspense for sure and still on my toes since I love Beethoven let alone his music. It surely is an eye-opener.

Series: Dover Books on Music. ISBN-10: 9780486217703. ISBN-13: 978-0486217703. Sincerely, A Beethoven-Admirer. 2 people found this helpful.

The book is illustrated with sixteen portraits of Beethoven. Arranged chronologically, this engrossing collection presents a remarkably full and convincing picture of Beethoven and his time, preserving a happy medium between the overly heroic treatments of the composer prevalent in thenineteenth century, and the severe tendency of our own time.

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Author: Oscar George Theodore Sonneck. Date first posted: Sep. 11, 2019. International Standard Book Number: 0-486-21770-1 Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 66-30379. Manufactured in the United States of America Dover Publications, Inc. 180 Varick Street New York, .

Beethoven: Impressions by His Contemporaries.

Letters, diaries, memoirs, etc. by Rossini, Weber, Liszt and friends depict Beethoven's accomplishments and strange personality. Beethoven: Impressions by His Contemporaries.

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Автор: Sonneck, Oscar Название: Beethoven: Impressions by His Contemporaries Издательство: Dover . The book is illustrated with sixteen portraits of Beethoven

The book is illustrated with sixteen portraits of Beethoven. Arranged chronologically, this engrossing collection presents a remarkably full and convincing picture of Beethoven and his time, preserving a happy medium between the overly heroic treatments of the composer prevalent in the nineteenth century, and the severe tendency of our own time.

Music Books Music History and Theory - Books on Music. There are notes on the young Beethoven by his father's landlord, by young Beethoven's piano teacher, by admiring friends, by such musical giants as Rossini, Weber, and Liszt, by the poets Goethe and Grillparzer, by the instrumentalists Czerny, Tomaschek, Moscheles, and Spohr, by Röckel and Schröder-Devrient, who sang early performances of Fidelio, and by many others. The book is illustrated with sixteen portraits of Beethoven.

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The almost legendary disorder of Beethoven's house, his eating habits, his growing deafness and ill-health, his tendency to be suspicious of friends, his daily schedule of work, his famous contempt for etiquette, his daily walks in all weathers, his abilities as pianists, sight-ready, improviser, and conductor — all these traits and characteristics are described in this book by contemporary friends and acquaintances of the great composer.The compilation contains the most interesting, evocative, and amusing sections of letters, diaries, memoirs, etc. describing Beethoven. There are notes on the young Beethoven by his father's landlord, by young Beethoven's piano teacher, by admiring friends, by such musical giants as Rossini, Weber, and Liszt, by the poets Goethe and Grillparzer, by the instrumentalists Czerny, Tomaschek, Moscheles, and Spohr, by Röckel and Schröder-Devrient, who sang early performances of Fidelio, and by many others. The book is illustrated with sixteen portraits of Beethoven.Arranged chronologically, this engrossing collection presents a remarkably full and convincing picture of Beethoven and his time, preserving a happy medium between the overly heroic treatments of the composer prevalent in thenineteenth century, and the severe tendency of our own time.


SkroN
I give this a 4 because: I think it needs more chapters.

Then,

Where should I start?

Oh!

When I was in elementary school, if I remember, my music teacher was talking about Beethoven. I even was about to watch a movie about him too. I just never got to finish it because I was being immature and not paying attention to the study as well as the other children in my class as in, my peers, plus me going to my next class or to go home. To this day, I felt bad not wanting to learn so, starting last year of 2016 during Beethoven's birth month of December and to the present day, I recently am making up for it. Now I'm determined to research him and to find answers about his death and what caused it let alone finding about his Immortal Beloved and who she was as a person and where she was and who her name was so I can put it to rest.

Also,

It feels like I should be an interviewer who interviews a person for a certain job. Well, this person is Ludwig van Beethoven. But instead, he has a lot of references and ideas by people who admired him and loved him and liked him, so I should ask him other than asking their input about him.

Anyway, I'm impressed and also sad at the same time. I can't fathom the terrible suffering of hearing loss at the age of 28 and how difficult it was for him. The buzzing must of sounded awful. Plus, the book ended too quickly, on my part. I read it and was almost tempted to read it backwards because it was seemed like it needed closure. So, I'm on my way by myself and researching everything I can about Beethoven.

Conclusion,

This book, I highly recommend it, if you have a caring heart as well as an empathetic nature towards a man such as Beethoven, not only was he picky about his women, that is.

After it's all said and done,

Take your time reading this. Don't rush.

Good book though. Had me in suspense for sure and still on my toes since I love Beethoven let alone his music. It surely is an eye-opener.

Enjoy.

Sincerely,
A Beethoven-Admirer.
Zahisan
Enjoyable read of observations by those who knew or almost knew Beethoven. Some of these are original sources for scholars, but need scholarly interpretation to be fully appreciated and understood. Pleasant reading, but we also need to read more critical works, such as Thayer and modern analysts.
Clodebd
An excellent short volume with reminiscences from people who met and dealt with the great man. It is not comprehensive, but it certainly offers an insight into his general day to day life and illustrates the immense esteem he enjoyed amongst the cognoscenti of his day.
Anen
It is very interesting to read about the facts of meeting the great man admired composer Beethoven by some of his contemporaries. I would recommend it to any lover of his music.
Cordantrius
This book was first published in 1926 to celebrate the Beethoven Centenary (1827-1927). This little book (231 pages, 5" x 7") was never intended to be a "contribution" to Beethoven scholarship and consequently there was no attempt to reconcile errors of memory, time, etc., with the conflicting facts. The 39 reminiscences, however, are drawn from established sources, mainly Thayer's Life of Beethoven. The short introductions orient the reader. These reminiscences show a consistency to Beethoven's character. This abbreviated coverage will satisfy many readers.

The 39 reminiscences of Beethoven are by: (1) Gottfried Fischer's story (2) Christian Gottlob Neefe (3) Mozart (4) Carl Ludwig Junker (5) Johann Schenk (6) Franz Gerhard Wegeler (7) Frau von Bernhard (8) Johann Wenzel Tomaschek (9) Carl Czerny (10) Countess Giulietta Guicciardi & Countess Therese Brunswick (11) Ignaz von Seyfried (12) Ferdinand Ries (13) Josef August Rockel (14) Baron de Tremont (15) Bettina von Arnim & Goethe (16) Ignaz Moscheles (17) Louis Spohr (18) Johann Wenzel Tomaschek (19) Cipriani Potter (20) Anton Schindler (21) Maurice Schlesinger (22) Sir John Russell (23) Rossini (24) Rochlitz (25) Wilhelmine Schroder-Devrient (26) Louis Schlosser (27) Edward Schulz (28) Franz Grillparzer (29) Weber (30) Liszt (31) Anton Schindler (32) Ludwig Rellstab (33) Sir George Smart (34) Gerhard von Breuning (35) Friedrich Wieck (36) Dr. Spiker (37) The End (38) The Funeral (39) Franz Grillparzer's Funeral Oration.
FLIDER
This nice little book presents us with a collection of writings on Beethoven by Beethoven's contemporaries. Among these one finds prominent musicians such as C.M.v. Weber, Gioacchino Rossini and even the very young Franz Liszt, great performers, close friends (e.g. Ferdinand Ries) and short-term visitors. Some of the encounters are well documented, whether some are somewhat controversial - such as the encounters with Bettina Brentano-von Arnim (as described in her letters to Goethe). Some of the material in this book is directly taken from Thayer's, and some of it from other sources. The documents shed light on the "visible" aspects of Beethoven the man, the composer and the performer. The writing, of course, is very subjective, however there's enough material through which one can construct a (very partial) view of Beethoven's personality. What one can not find in this book is a window to the mind of the creative genius that Beethoven was. Yes, some evidence is given as to the practical aspects of his writing - the famous notebook and the walks in the woods and so on, but for all the information given by these observers - the great riddle of how does the creative mind transform scattered musical ideas into a masterpiece - well, that will remain a mistery. Nevertheless - there's enough interesting information (in addition to the repetitive descriptions of the messy room and the harsh manners etc.) to make this book a reccomendable addendum to the library of whoever is interested in Beethoven and his work.