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Beethoven's Tenth - by Richard Kluger (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 400

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Rare Bird Books, a Vireo Book

Book theme: Historical

Author: Richard Kluger

Language: English

Street Date: August 6, 2019
TCIN: 77124748
UPC: 9781947856776
Item Number (DPCI): 247-47-4664


"This brilliantly researched novel will have scholars checking and re-checking what they thought they knew about Beethoven and his music, and mystery lovers delighting in the deftness of the plotting."
--Classical Voice North America

"The climax makes for quite a crescendo, no easy feat for a novel whose theme is the tenuous boundary between great art and artful forgery, genius and fraud."
--Houston Chronicle

"...this seven-course banquet of musical legend and coldhearted fraud."
--Kirkus Reviews

"For any who love Ludwig von Beethoven's music, this novel is a must for its biography. For everyone else, it's a great mystery story set against a background of actual history."
--New York Journal of Books

"Imaginative and informative, Beethoven's Tenth makes for a fine read for both music lovers and fans of creative sleuthing."
--Leonard Slatkin, Music Director of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, formerly Director of the Otchestre National de Lyon

"A wonderful mystery...Kluger succeeds admirably in both making the possibility of a tenth Beethoven symphony seem probable and undermining it throughout the authentication process undertaken by those planning to profit from it. A true tour de force--readable, clever, erudite, and with a tantalizing ending."
--Robert P. Morgan, Professor Emeritus of Music, Yale University, and author of Twentieth-Century Music: A History of Musical Style in Modern Europe and America

"I must admit that Richard Kluger's enterprise sounded a bit preposterous to me, but the way he handles all the musicological objections is very deft. He has certainly done his homework, musically speaking--the information Kluger dishes out about Beethoven himself rings true; nary a false note here. His writing is compelling to read, and it's a lot of fun to be swept along by his smart and savvy characters."
--Benjamin Simon, Music Director, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra

"This wonderful yarn is a page turner with all the ingredients of the most intelligent and entertaining mysteries--engaging characters, plot twists varied locales, behind-the-scenes glimpses of the auction business, and lessons in music history, forensics, and the law. I loved it."
--Susan Forscher Weiss, Professor of Musicology, The Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University and coeditor of I Concentrate on You: A Cole Porter Companion

Praise for Indelible Ink
"[Kluger] brings...vivid storytelling built on exacting research, a knack for animating the context and an exquisite sense of balance that honors this country's essential press freedom without romanticizing its champions."
--Bill Keller, The New York Times Book Review

"Celebrates the power of free expression....a comprehensive tribute to Zenger's legal battle against censorship and reprisal."
--Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

"Event by compelling event, readers follow Zenger through the drama that eventually landed him in jail on libel charges―before a liberty-loving jury freed him with a 1735 verdict signaling a clear American commitment to the unfettered reporting that can check abuse of power. The much-needed prologue to today's headlines."
--Starred Review, Booklist

"Kluger raises important questions still resonating today....This thought-provoking account deserves to be read by everyone."
--Starred Review, Library Journal

"Enlightening and frightening.... A book of American history for all, but lawyers and journalists will especially appreciate it."
--Kirkus Reviews

Praise for Seizing Destiny
"A detailed and compelling portrait. . . . It will force you to think about how America was made, and why."
--The Boston Globe

"Comprehensive and sweeping. . . . Fascinating. . . . Kluger is a skilled and passionate storyteller."
--Chicago Tribune

"Epic. . . . Brilliant. . . . Kluger limns colorful pen portraits of heroes and knaves both familiar and forgotten."
--The Plain Dealer

"A well-crafted and readable narrative of this often sordid, sometimes forgotten side of the American past."
--The Washington Post Book World

"One of the most important books published in our American times. . . . A major accomplishment."
--Philadelphia Inquirer

"Extraordinary. . . . An outstanding piece of legal and social history."
--Washington Post

"A thought-provoking work that should become part of the standard literature on race relations."
--The New York Times Book Review

"The definitive account, to date, of the struggle for black equality in America. . . . A monumental accomplishment.
--The Nation

"This huge, fascinating book . . . classic in its clarity and dimensions . . . should become part of our nation's scriptures."
--Chicago Sun-Times

"A brilliant and powerful book."
--Bob Herbert, The New York Times

"A gripping story . . . epic history."
--Los Angeles Times

"A remarkable act of scholarship. . . . A book about values. . . . Its reader should be prepared to be moved."
--The Atlantic Monthly

"A noble study, written in the grand manner."
--Geoffrey Wolff, Newsday

"A masterful storyteller. . . . Kluger finds heroes all along the way. . . . Embellished with captivating anecdotes . . . [and] engrossing character vignettes."
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"An exciting story of an American happening as important as the Revolution itself. . . . Superb narrative history."
--Kansas City Star

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