What to Listen for in Beethoven

What to Listen for in Beethoven

By Robert Harris

MacFarlane Walter & Ross, Paperback, 9781551990217, 260pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1997


The essential introduction to the world's foremost composer and to the hidden pleasures of classical music.

Beethoven's enduring popularity eclipses all other composers. Over a century and a half has passed since his death, yet his towering accomplishments remain the standard against which all other Western music has been judged. This fascinating and accessible guide to understanding both the man and the musician is also a rewarding exploration of the basics of classical music itself.

About the Author
Harris is the former Director of Music Programming for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Praise For What to Listen for in Beethoven

"Harris shines as an educator on the level of Leonard Bernstein."
Publisher's Weekly

"Valuable and informative."
Globe and Mail