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illustrated biography

Ernst Herttrich, Ludwig van Beethoven. An illustrated biography, 2000.
With 60 illustrations.
(Publications for enthusiasts and music lovers)

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  • Childhood and youth in Bonn - 1770-1792

  • The first Vienna years - 1792-1802

  • "There is only one Beethoven" -1802-1812

  • The deaf composer - 1812-1824

  • Illness and death - 1824-1827

  • Bibliography

112 pages, 64 figures

About the author/editor:

Herausgeber: Ernst Herttrich, geb. 1942 in Würzburg. Studium Musikwissenschaft, Germanistik und Psychologie in Würzburg und Köln. 1970 Promotion über den melancholischen Ausdruck in der Musik von Mozart. 1970-1990 Lektor im G. Henle Verlag München. 1990-2006 Editionsleiter der Gesamtausgabe Beethoven Werke, 1998-2006 Leiter des Verlags Beethoven-Haus, 2003-2006 Leiter des Beethoven-Archivs. Zahlreiche Editionen und Publikationen, hauptsächlich zur Musik des 18. und 19. Jhs.


This biography is directed first and foremost at those interested in music and lovers of Beethoven. It does also, of course, reflect the latest developments in the international field of Beethoven research. A richly illustrated book which is easy-to-read, it also offers visually interesting insights into Beethoven's life and circumstances.


Printed with kind support of the Landschaftsverband Rheinland