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Proms Intro: Beethoven

Petroc Trelawny talks to author and broadcaster John Suchet, a passionate devotee of Beethoven, who has written five books about the great composer.

Petroc Trelawny talks to the author and broadcaster John Suchet, a passionate devotee of Beethoven. Over the last ten years he has written five books about the life and work of who he considers to be the greatest composer of them all. His talks about Beethoven, focusing on the man behind the music, have caught the imagination of audiences all over the country and introduced many new fans to his music. Suchet's last book Treasures of Beethoven examined letters and documents to and from the composer. John Sessions illustrates the talk with readings from these letters.

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