Music: Statesman's Beethoven

Besides being a Cabinet Minister, a Deputy, a party chief and Mayor of Lyon, Edouard Herriot, thrice Premier of France, manages to turn out a good book almost every year. He may write about politics, the history of religions, archaeology or Madame de Staël. His study in Lyon is a jumble of dusty documents, old pipes, broken spectacles. In it there is also an old-fashioned upright piano, stacks of music which M. Herriot likes to play. Published for the first time in English last week was a Herriot book on Beethoven, the composer who...

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