Classical Music Biography
The Universal Composer
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was a composer of universal genius whose popularity, extraordinary even during his lifetime, has never ceased to grow and now encircles the globe. His most famous works are as beloved in Beijing as they are in Boston. A lifelong devotee, Edmund Morris, the author of three bestselling presidential biographies, brings the great composer to life as a man of astonishing complexity and overpowering intelligence—a gigantic, compulsively creative personality unable to tolerate constraints. But Beethoven's achievement rests in his immortal music, whose grandeur and beauty were conceived "on the other side of silence."
Beethoven : Impressions by his Contempor
Creates an intimate portrait of the German composer, his musical development and cultural collection of his personal correspondences
A Political History
The history of Beethoven's popular Ninth Symphony, which premiered in 1824, is captured in this account of its life as an artwork and its political existence through time. Reprint.
Beethoven, the Man and the Artist, As Revealed in Hi
Beethoven speaks on music, art, education, his own works, contemporaries, etc.
The Cambridge Companion to Brahms
This Companion gives a comprehensive view of the German composer Johannes Brahms (1833-97).
The Cambridge Companion to Elgar
This title is an accessible and up-to-date introduction to the life and music of Edward Elgar.
Catalogue Raisonne As Memoir
A Composer's Life
The fascinating memoir of the 2004 Grammy-winning composer bases each chapter around a different composition and describes the memory of the life events each piece conjures up, detailing the inspiration and research that went into the creation of each work.
Charles E. Ives
A source book incorporating all the most important unpublished writings of America’s great composer.
A Life With Music
A biography of the American composer examines how his music was shaped by his Yankee background, the influence of his father, and his Yale education