There have been countless composers who have lived on through the ages, and their names have been passed down along with their works. However, among those composers, there are two or three names that stand out. One of them is "Le Saint" Beethoven. In the Hall of Fame", his name is particularly dazzling, the light overshadows others, and Schubert, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Dvzak, etc. have become eclipsed in front of him.
Why was Beethoven "radiant"? Why was he "canonized"? Is it because his music is so famous, so good? The answer can be found in the latest edition of The Biography of Beethoven. image001 Photo Credit: Times Publishing It is both right and photo retouching wrong to say "Latest Publishing", because this is a reprint of Nobel Prize winner Roman Roberts. Romain Rolland's 1903 book is the original and complete translation of Fu Lei, the father of the famous Chinese pianist Fu Cong and translator. Anyone who has read "Fu Lei's Family Letter" knows that he is very fond of Roman Reigns. Roland highly praised it, and "Beethoven's Biography" was also mentioned many times in his letters to Fu Cong.
The author has long wanted to read it, but when I was shopping at the bookstore, I found that Times Publishing had launched a new edition. Of course, I immediately bought it and read it. A rare read. Although it is a biography, this book is not as heavy as other biographies, with less than 200 pages in the whole book, and less than 60 pages about Beethoven's life (it would be even shorter if there were no annotations). Other chapters include "Beethoven's Will", "Letters", "Thoughts", "Bibliography", and "Appendix" written by Fu Lei himself.