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Description - The Beethoven Obsession by Brendan Ward

The Beethoven Obsession tells the story of how the greatest piano music ever written acquired a unique Australian voice, played on a revolutionary grand piano that shook up the conservative music establishment.

It is a fast-paced drama of frustration, envy, rivalry, struggle and success, starring a self-taught child prodigy who sold condoms and contraband to advance his studies; a fanatical inventor who took apart pianos as a child to examine their 'gizzards'; and a TV cameraman who became a music entrepreneur to translate the music he loved into an Australian first.

Their unorthodox, historic odyssey created multi-award-winning, best-selling albums and changed their lives forever.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781742233956
ISBN-10: 1742233953
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 135mm x 28mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: NewSouth Publishing
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2013
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Brendan Ward

Brendan Ward spent much of his working life in the film and television industry - first as a cinematographer in regional television, then on Mike Willesee's A Current Affair and 60 Minutes, and finally as a producer of TV shows and documentaries.

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