Beethoven’s Hair by Russell Martin
Music, madness and molecular science revealed by a single lock of hair.

A rich, historical treasure hunt, and a moving testament to the power of music, the heroism of Nazi resistance and the brilliance of molecular science.

In 1994, two American Beethoven enthusiasts purchased a lock of Beethoven’s hair at auction. It had been cut from the dead composer’s head in 1872, by a young musician named Ferdinand Hiller, and was passed down for more than a century through his family. During the Second World War, it mysteriously found its way to the town of Gillileje, in Nazi-occupied Denmark, and was passed on to Kay Fremming, a doctor involved in giving aid to hundreds of hunted Jews. Who gave him the hair, and why?

Subsequent DNA tests have helped to uncover the probable causes of Beethoven’s famously bad health, his deafness, and his final demise. The results, revealed for the first time here, are startling.

Paperback 2000 edition

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Beethoven’s Hair by Russell Martin

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