Beethoven Obsession

Author(s): Brendan Ward

Music, Film, Television

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

The Beethoven Obsession</em> is the story of how the greatest piano music ever written acquired a unique Australian voice, played on a revolutionary grand piano. 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. <br><br>Their unorthodox, historic odyssey created multi-award-winning, best-selling albums and changed their lives forever.

General Fields

  • : 9781742233956
  • : New South Books
  • : New South Books
  • : July 2013
  • : August 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 786.10924
  • : 786.10924
  • : 813
  • : 813
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 272
  • : 272
  • : Brendan Ward
  • : Brendan Ward