Regular price: $2.99
Buy Now with 1 Credit
Buy Now for $2.99
A book of elation, really, perhaps bordering on boasting, but who can contain the joy of a successful life as a pianist? I didn't hold any boasting against him. The book covered what it felt like to receive lineage lessons to being in demand to make recordings of the full catalog of Beethoven's sonata's, so it is a nice slice of such a lucky mindframe.
I've listened to a lecture series from Jonathan Biss and was awe-struck by his thorough analysis the valuable insights. This book was like a cherry on top and really strengthened my love and admiration for Beethoven and my admiration and gratitude for Mr Biss and his contribution to our world and my life. Thank you.
Biss' prose is good. I definitely got a good sense of the artists experience of Beethoven, and his insight into other artists thinking is fascinating. But the reading is dry and artificial, like someone reading marketing copy for a radio commercial. I could imagine the Rockwell Turbo Encabulator as I listened.