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Memories of Beethoven: From the House of the Black-Robed Spaniards

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These are the personal memories of an elderly man who, as a child, was closely acquainted with Beethoven. Gerhard von Breuning, the son of one of Beethoven's oldest friends, was a favourite of the ageing composer, who delighted in the boy's frequent visits. This firsthand account provides us with telling details about Beethoven's daily life, his personality, and his relationships with family and friends. It is as a clear-eyed witness of Beethoven's final illness that Breuning is particularly compelling, providing graphic ...

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Memories of Beethoven: From the House of the Black-Robed Spaniards
1995, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521484893

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Memories of Beethoven: From the House of the Black-Robed Spaniards
1992, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521417105

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