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Book details
  • Genre:MUSIC
  • SubGenre:Printed Music / Artist Specific
  • Language:English
  • Pages:202
  • eBook ISBN:9781631921834

Opus 133

by John Best

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Join our reluctant hero, Lester Worthy on a mystery/treasure search for an unknown version of a controversial late work by composer, Ludwig van Beethoven, Opus 133, the "Great Fugue". Could he have written a second version? An Opus 133A? Why are people being killed off over a legend about a 200 year old piece of music?
Ludwig van Beethoven shook the world with his music. In his last, infirm years, after being almost forgotten, he came forth with some of the greatest music ever known. As his health failed, he wrote some final string quartets that are amazing, pointing to the future of music. The last of these was the "Great Fugue". It wasn't understood then and is just as controversial today. After the poor response to the piece, did he write a second version to please the masses? What happened to it? How were clues to it discovered at a New jersey flea market by an unsuspecting hero-to-be, Lester Worthy? Why are people dying over a legend; a myth? Or does a Opus 133A truly exist. Follow Lester's journey from New Jersey to New York, Vienna and Bonn, Germany in his quest for answers. As the body count rises, Lester begins to question everything. It's an interesting journey through fact and fiction in John Best's second book and the continuing story of Lester Worthy, retired teacher.
About the author
John Best, a retired music teacher has a very busy life. Besides being a recent author, he is a life-long musician with 16 albums currently available. John is also a world known stained glass artist. With his wife, Elizabeth, a graphic artist and jeweler, they run Best Studios, a successful craft business. They live in Wellfleet on Cape Cod.
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