Title: Beethoven and the Voice of God
Publisher: Faber and Faber (1983), London
Publication Date: 1983
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition.
Ex-library (Dunedin Public Library). Library stamps and markings. Some adhesive tape stains to reverse of dust wrapper and to boards. Dust wrapper rubbed at edges. Dust wrapper protected in archival mylar cover. "Beethoven, born into the era which had superseded Bach's had to fight for his faith in a world now dominated by doubt rather than by hope, and by reason rather than conviction [. . .] Professor Mellers believes, and forcefully argues, that by the end of his spiritually eventful life he had become a religious composer of a kind without precedent. This view of Beethoven is elaborated with constant reference to his music." - from dust wrapper blurb. ; viii, , 453 pages. Blue cloth boards. Page dimensions: 235 x 153mm. Bookseller Inventory # 13922
Synopsis: Wilfrid Mellers is a composer, musician and author. Honorary Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge. This is his classic book on Beethoven.
About the Author: "Wilfrid Mellers" (1914-2008) was an English music critic, composer, and musicologist as well as professor emeritus of music at the University of York. He is the author of numerous books including "Celestial Music?: Some Masterpieces of European Religious Music, Singing in the Wilderness: Music and Ecology in the Twentieth Century", and "Between Old Worlds and New".
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