there Is still something New in the Beethoven-to discover the year, are now just one of the numerous biographies and studies at least a dozen more have been added? Hardly. Albrecht Selge has not deterred its variations add. As a music connoisseur, and voice virtuoso, he has the necessary tools of the trade, and in the Vienna of Beethoven's time, he knows well, including the Cafes and Beiseln.
How to approach a level of genius that was surrounded during his lifetime by an Aura of veneration and it is up to today? Selge succeed amazingly at ease, he classified almost unrelated chapters together. He makes Beethoven from the outside describe of contemporaries such as of historical figures. Fabulous and Authentic mix. His novel begins with a young admirer from Darmstadt, the encounters go Beethoven in Vienna only in Passing, but at least some information about his Idol by the then famous violinist Schuppanzigh gets.
The chapters are succinct with a sentence such as "Beethoven was not there" and the year 1822, "Beethoven slept," and in 1823, or at the last "the Beethoven died" overwritten. A lot of orientation that is not straight, especially if Selge in the second Chapter the family story of the ancestor Josiyne tell that it has burned on the Great market in Brussels, where Egmont was beheaded has been. Your mind searches for Beethoven sometimes home and inspected the many empty bottles in his ratty apartment. Even ghosts – you are the composer of this novel is not foreign. They inspire him and make him in his wine-loving solitude to society.
Beethoven fell in love with her sometimes in his of his pupils, whom he demanded no virtuosity, but a lot of expression. Maybe he fell in love also non-volatile in "nymphs" that were your paid craft and the way to act as Informer for the police delivered. One of them may tell. The unattainable "immortal beloved", however, gets at Selge one of the longest Chapter and also the much-loved light ... nephew and foster son, Karl, of the there are also a lot of authentic Material.
to enjoyed contacts famous time, and the applause of the noble company of Beethoven, since he came at a young age to Vienna, and never missed a day. His genius was recognized and celebrated. However, as the age and his addiction to drink him troubles, and he makes himself scarce. He no longer teaches, and he has no concerts. Only when he is alone, a hurt he to be out of tune with the piano, until it roars as loud as possible. He composes from the soul inside, sometimes with a true obsession, and can hear barely a sound. Later generations will appreciate his works from these years, as groundbreaking for the new music, and rich in sensation. Contemporaries were overwhelmed with a few.
Schubert ventured in awe of him. Grillparzer was allowed to visit him after all, to talk to him on a Text for a new Opera – or to try better to communicate with him on slips of paper about it. But Beethoven would venture to the "Fidelio" because of his increasing deafness still to greater works? But Amazing and Admirable is just emerged in the last years of life. The late string quartets are among the most beautiful of all. Your Opus information is for the sound and touch memory of music connoisseurs a wonderful home Affairs concert. You Selge offers in his novel, probably nothing you didn't already know. For the others, but some of the original paths are open, to come to the people as the genius of Beethoven on the track.Updated Date: 15 July 2020, 14:19