Biographic Beethoven, Weeks
Author: Marcus Weeks
Format: Hardcover, 95 pages
Publisher: Ammonite Press (2020)
Most people know Ludwig van Beethoven was a German composer, a musical prodigy whose Fifth Symphony is recognizable the world over from its opening four notes. What, perhaps, they do not know is he was almost completely deaf for nearly half his life; his father would often lie about when Beethoven was born to make his talents seem even more astonishing; he wrote a sonata to be played with building implements and nicknamed it the Hammerklavier, and he dedicated works to Napoleon and a dead poodle. Biographic Beethoven presents an instant impression of his life, work and legacy, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the composer behind the compositions.