The Beethoven Obsession
Brendan Ward


Paperback | Aug 2013 | NewSouth | 9781742233956 | 272pp | 210x135mm | POD | GEN | AUD$29.99, NZD$34.99
Digital (EPUB) | Aug 2013 | NewSouth | Stocked item | GEN


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.

The enhanced ebook edition can be purchased on iTunes