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Beethoven - His Spiritual Development

£19.99

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Published in 1927 by Jonathan Cape.

‘Beethoven – His Spiritual Development’ was written by J.W.N. Sullivan, first published in 1927. John William Navin Sullivan (1886-1937) was a popular writer on science and literature, but his study of Beethoven was his most celebrated work. A modern day polymath, Sullivan also wrote one of the earliest accounts of Einstein’s ‘General Theory of Relativity’ and circulated amongst the literary elite of London, including Aldous Huxley, Wyndham Lewis and T.S. Eliot. This text contains an author biography, briefly detailing Sullivan’s life, as well as thematic chapters split into two parts. Book one deals with themes such as ‘art and reality’, ‘music as isolated’ and ‘music as expression.’ Book two deals with more specific issues, such as ‘Beethoven’s characteristics’ his ‘Hammerclavier Sonata’, ‘relationship with God’ and the ‘Last Quartets.’ This book is essential reading for anyone interested in musical theory and history – an insightful and engaging read.

In good/very good condition with some minor marks and bumping to corners. Uncut tail edges of pages. Former owner's name written on front end paper. Slight yellowing of pages.

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Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
J W N Sullivan
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21 x 14.5 cm
Edition:
1927
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
260
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape
Title:
Beethoven - His Spiritual Development

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Published in 1927 by Jonathan Cape.

‘Beethoven – His Spiritual Development’ was written by J.W.N. Sullivan, first published in 1927. John William Navin Sullivan (1886-1937) was a popular writer on science and literature, but his study of Beethoven was his most celebrated work. A modern day polymath, Sullivan also wrote one of the earliest accounts of Einstein’s ‘General Theory of Relativity’ and circulated amongst the literary elite of London, including Aldous Huxley, Wyndham Lewis and T.S. Eliot. This text contains an author biography, briefly detailing Sullivan’s life, as well as thematic chapters split into two parts. Book one deals with themes such as ‘art and reality’, ‘music as isolated’ and ‘music as expression.’ Book two deals with more specific issues, such as ‘Beethoven’s characteristics’ his ‘Hammerclavier Sonata’, ‘relationship with God’ and the ‘Last Quartets.’ This book is essential reading for anyone interested in musical theory and history – an insightful and engaging read.

In good/very good condition with some minor marks and bumping to corners. Uncut tail edges of pages. Former owner's name written on front end paper. Slight yellowing of pages.

Added value:
First Edition
Author(s):
J W N Sullivan
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
21 x 14.5 cm
Edition:
1927
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
260
Publisher:
Jonathan Cape
Title:
Beethoven - His Spiritual Development

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