Paul Driver, 8 April 1993
Show More Memories of Beethoven: From the House of the Black-Robed Spaniards by Gerhard vonBreuning, edited by Maynard Solomon, translated by Henry Mins and Maynard Solomon.
Cambridge, 154 pp., £15.95, November 1992, 0 521 41710 4Show More
Beethoven: Studies in the Creative Process by Lewis Lockwood.
Harvard, 283 pp., £31.95, July 1992, 0 674 06362 7Show More
“... the mental privacy in which he made his smallest and often most consequential creative decisions. Breuning’s memoir paints an intimate portrait of Beethoven’s domesticity: Lewis Lockwood to a striking extent domesticates Beethoven’s genius, which is now revealed as less an unknowably sublime phenomenon than a matter of hard ...”