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I’m doing a Classical Music Masterclass at the Idler Academy on Tuesday 17th November – and there’s a chance to buy a signed copy of my book afterwards: the Idler Guide to Classical Music. Unlike its author, the book is slim and elegantly crafted, and there have already been some lovely comments:
— Mark Beech (@Mark_Beech) March 3, 2015
I’ve written a blog about how I came to write it too – follow this link.
I’m summing up Beethoven’s career in 75 minutes for ACE Cultural Tours this afternoon. Between ten and thirty thousand people turned up to his funeral on 29th March 1827, and to hear a funeral oration written by the distinguished Franz Grillparzer – this contemporary painting is by Franz Stöber.