Even a genius has day to day worries – an unusual Beethoven biography
Cook, family man, unsuccessful ladies’ man, loveable grouch, drinker, patient, savvy businessman, befuddled dandy, nomadic tenant – Ludwig van Beethoven was all of these things and much more.
Music expert Konrad Beikircher has compiled curious, moving and funny details from the everyday life of the great composer. With humor and empathy, he writes about Beethoven’s love of nature, his battles with his many landlords, his finesse in “blackmailing” the Viennese princes for money – in short, about his entirely ordinary life as one of the first freelance composers who had to worry about earning a living to survive.
release: 07. March 2019
288 pages, Pappband
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About the Author
Konrad Beikircher, born in 1945, is a psychologist and musicologist. After 15 years in public service, he dedicated himself entirely to the “free” life of a cabaret artist and author. He published two concert and three opera guides with Kiepenheuer & Witsch. His music books stem from his expertise and cabaretesque lightness, while this book stems from his chosen hometown, Bonn, and the resulting vicinity to Beethoven.