This book celebrates one of history's most brilliant and renowned composers. Readers will explore what made Beethoven who he was, how religion shaped his music, and how his compositions reflected the sweeping historical and philosophical changes that were taking place in the early nineteenth century.
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"These titles provide fascinating facts about the composers' personal and professional lives. Each book begins with an introduction briefly addressing social issues of the day, historical background, or other significant information to pique readers' interest. Successive chapters discuss the men's early lives, family background, social status, personality characteristics, musical training and education, obstacles or challenges, and influences. The format and layout are appealing and uncluttered, with good use of color to highlight section topics and direct quotes. Occasional reproductions of artwork and music representative of the period and several text boxes add to the attractive presentations."
-Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE
-School Library Journal