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The Resource Beethoven's tenth : a novel, Richard Kluger

Beethoven's tenth : a novel, Richard Kluger

Label
Beethoven's tenth : a novel
Title
Beethoven's tenth
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Richard Kluger
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When the assistant manager of a hardware store in rural New Jersey shows up at the offices of Cubbage & Wakeham, an elite New York auction house, with a worn musical manuscript he hopes to sell for a small (or perhaps hefty) fortune, he is greeted with subdued snickers--and not surprisingly. The title page of the document reads, 'William Tell: A Dramatic Symphony' and is signed 'Ludwig van Beethoven.' The bearer of the composition claims he recently came upon it in an old attic trunk while cleaning out his lately deceased grandfather's home in Zurich; several accompanying documents suggest the work was written there during the summer of 1814. Since virtually all lovers of classical music--and many others who can't tell Stravinsky from Springsteen--know that Beethoven wrote nine sublime symphonies, and so evidence of a new-found tenth one by the supreme master of that musical form sets off an instant international uproar. Is the seemingly miraculous discovery the genuine article or an ingenious hoax? To solve the tantalizing puzzle before placing the manuscript on the auction block at risk of becoming a global laughingstock, Cubbage & Wakeham's management organizes a team of intensely skeptical investigators, among them the world's top Beethoven scholars and forensic experts, all of them out to prove the find a fraud. But as evidence to the contrary begins to pile up, tensions rise among the corps of authenticators, the financial stakes soar as would-be exploiters of the symphony gather, the governments of five nations seek to claim the work as a national treasure, and the mystery artfully spun by novelist Richard Kluger deepens by the day"--
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From publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kluger, Richard
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3561.L8
LC item number
B44 2018
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • Auction houses
Label
Beethoven's tenth : a novel, Richard Kluger
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Genuine Vireo Book"--Title page verso
Bar code
  • 31223134188243
  • 31223134188235
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
398 pages
Isbn
9781945572982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022978752
Label
Beethoven's tenth : a novel, Richard Kluger
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Genuine Vireo Book"--Title page verso
Bar code
  • 31223134188243
  • 31223134188235
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
398 pages
Isbn
9781945572982
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1022978752

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      37.779376 -122.415795
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