The conductor and musicologist Jan Caeyers has written a lively biography of a composer who has fascinated him all his life. The book addresses a broad public of music lovers and those who are interested in culture and history. It is the first fully-fledged biography of the popular composer to be written in the Dutch language and is based on his many years of experience as a conductor of Beethoven's music. The book launch will be enhanced with performances by the pianist Frank Braley and the actor Karel Vingerhoets.
Jan Caeyers' 'Beethoven een biografie' is published by De Bezige Bij and on sale at www.desingel.be . Price €45 + €5 shipment.