The Heroic Symphony by Anna Harwell Celenza

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When Beethoven learns he is going deaf, he is determined to write a great symphony. As war rages in Europe he thinks he has found his inspiration in the heroic deeds of Napoleon. But has he?

About Anna Harwell Celenza

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Anna Harwell Celenza is a musicologist and the author of several books for adults and children regarding music history and the history of art. Her children’s books include THE FAREWELL SYMPHONY, PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION, GERSHWIN'S RHAPSODY IN BLUE, and VIVALDI'S FOUR SEASONS. Anna lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Published February 1, 2004 by Charlesbridge. 32 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This companion to The Farewell Symphony (2000) and Pictures at an Exhibition (2003) melodramatically recounts the genesis of Beethoven’s Third Symphony.

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In a companion to their The Farewell Symphony by Anna Harwell Celenza, illus.

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