More than any other, Beethoven's work possesses the gift of perpetual migration, and gives meaning to the overused word immortal. This privilege is that of the modern spirit.
No better point of view than that of another composer to penetrate the creative maze of Beethoven.
André Boucourechliev highlights here everything that links the composer's workshop to the world, to the historical and psychological context that surrounds each creation. This book is a poetic notice, a user manual, a passport: we cannot go on an auditory expedition without it.
Composer, pianist and musicologist, he is the author of numerous works on Schumann, Beethoven, Debussy and Stravinsky. His ambitious text on Le Langage musical (Fayard, 1993) is still a reference today.