In this exceptional talk John reveals the man behind the 1812 Overture, Swan Lake, The Nutcracker. The complex and contradictory character, the sadness and emotional turmoil he suffered, the turbulent love life, the guilt and self-doubt — all these fed into some of the best-loved and most familiar music ever written.
Sensitively told and filled with touching detail, John brings to life the most natural tunesmith who ever lived.
Once one of the UK's best known and most popular newscasters, John is an expert on the life and work of Beethoven and has published six books on the subject. In the late 1990s The Daily Telegraph wrote of his trilogy 'The Last Master' 'This book is not for academics but for you and me and anyone moved by Beethoven's music, and will probably do more to further understanding of the composer than any professorial paper.’ John Suchet presents Classic FM's flagship morning programme, every weekday from 9am to 1pm.
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