Edmund Morris and Beethoven
Saturday, December 03, 2005
This month marks the 235th anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birth. There’s a huge shelf-ful of books about the composer, but this year Edmund Morris, the celebrated biographer of American presidents, wrote his own short life of Beethoven. Morris won the Pulitzer Prize for one of his books about Theodore Roosevelt, and is the author of Dutch, the controversial biography of Ronald Reagan. Kurt spoke with to Morris about how a kid in British East Africa fell in love with Beethoven.