What to Listen for in Beethoven
By Robert Harris
(Macfarlane Walter & Ross, Paperback, 9781551990217, 260pp.)
Publication Date: January 1997
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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.
As a critic, reviewer, broadcaster and producer, Robert Harris has been demystifying classical music for enthusiastic audiences for over twenty-five years. Currently the host of CBC Radio’s I Hear Music, he lives in Toronto.
"Harris shines as an educator on the level of Leonard Bernstein."
"Valuable and informative."
–Globe and Mail