Finished CONVERSATIONS WITH BEETHOVEN today (by Sanford Friedman) and can’t overstate how happy I am to have done so. Towards the end there, I even felt a bit like I was intruding on something private. This collection of scribblings tells such a fantastic, at times tragic, but also hilarious story without even filling in both sides of the conversations. Definitely hanging on to this book for my personal collection. If you’ve ever been curious about Beethoven’s life, this book is a lovely snapshot.
We could not agree more! Thanks for the shout out.
Is it [insert whatever] of me to re-blog this even though it’s a reply to a thingy I blogged? Ah well. Love ya, NYRB <3.