Beethoven

Autore: William Kinderman
Editore: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520087965
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Combining musical insight and the most recent research, Kinderman's biography of Beethoven is both a richly drawn portrait of the man and a guide to his music. In analyses of individual pieces, Kinderman shows that the deepening of Beethoven's musical thought was a continuous process over decades of his life. 30 illustrations.

Beethoven

Autore: Barry Cooper
Editore: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0191592706
Grandezza: 64,78 MB
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This major new study of Beethoven and his music is written as a single, continuous narrative, using a strictly chronological approach that enables each work to be seen against the musical and biographical background from which it emerged. The result is a much closer integration of life and works than is often achieved. The approach works particularly well for Beethoven for two reasons. Firstly, composition was his central preoccupation for most of his life: 'I live entirely in my music', he once wrote. Secondly, recent study of his large numbers of musical sketches has enabled a much clearer picture of his everyday compositional activity than was previously possible, leading to many new insights into the interaction between his life and music. The volume concentrates on Beethoven's artistic achievements both by examining the origins of his works and by commentary on some of their most striking and original features. Statements in earlier biographies have been treated with caution, and have been accepted only where they are supported by sound evidence. Everything-even down to the translations of individual German words-has been reassessed as far as is feasible, in an effort to avoide recycling old errors. Many well-known but fictitious anecdotes have thereby been eliminated, while conversely numerous details discovered in recent years have been incorporated into a general Beethoven biography for the first time-notably information derived from sketch studies and from a new edition for correspondence. This volume reaches many fresh conclusions that should be of interest to both specialists and the general musical public. -

Beethoven

Autore: Nicholas Cook
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521399241
Grandezza: 72,96 MB
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Nicholas Cook's guide charts the dramatic transformation in the reception of Symphony No. 9.

Beethoven

Autore: Jan Swafford
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 061805474X
Grandezza: 74,39 MB
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Provides a detailed overview of the life of Ludwig van Beethoven, from Enlightenment-era Bonn to the musical capital of Vienna, describing the composer's career, ill health, and romantic rejections.

Beethoven The Music And The Life

Autore: Lewis Lockwood
Editore: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393326381
Grandezza: 70,47 MB
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A portrait of the life, career, and milieu of the master composer describes the special challenges he faced as a gifted artist in the face of personal, historical, political, and cultural factors, in a volume that shares insight into his compositional methods through recreations of his sketchbooks and autograph manuscripts. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Beethoven Forum

Autore: Christopher Reynolds
Editore: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803239067
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This inaugural volume of Beethoven Forum presents the work of ten leading scholars who focus on an array of matters that clearly illustrate the vitality of current thought on Beethoven. Scott Burnham leads off the collection with a discussion of the reception of Beethoven's Third Symphony, the Eroica, a composition that continues to spur new interpretations. In succeeding chapters James Webster analyzes the formal sophistication of Beethoven's most influential and idiosyncratic creation, the last movement of his Ninth Symphony; Roger Kamien and William Kinderman examine piano sonatas; David Smyth and Richard Kramer investigate string quartets; Robert Freeman discusses his discovery of previously unknown cadenzas for Beethoven's piano concertos; Theodore Albrecht relates Beethoven's reading of Shakespeare to Beethoven's own life, and both to the "Tempest" Sonata; and Nicholas Marston uses Barry Cooper's recent work on Beethoven as the basis for a consideration of value of sketch studies. In an especially innovating article Julia Moore discusses the economic forces that shaped Beethoven's career. An annual series, Beethoven Forum will serve as an international venue for articles, notes, queries, critical exchanges, and reviews.

Beethoven

Autore: Richard Wagner
Editore: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1877527173
Grandezza: 51,44 MB
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Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) is one of the most famous and influential classical musicians of all time. He was particularly instrumental in the transition from the Classic to the Romantic. He was born in Germany but lived from his early twenties in Vienna. There he studied under Haydn and became recognized for his prodigious talents. Though Beethoven declined into deafness from his twenties, he continued to compose, perform and conduct, even after he had lost all hearing.

Beethoven

Autore: Michael Broyles
Editore: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780935016741
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First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Beethoven The Pianist

Autore: Tilman Skowroneck
Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521119596
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This book offers an insight into Beethoven's career, showing in well-documented detail the rise and decline of his powers as a performer.

Beethoven

Autore: Theodor W. Adorno
Editore: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804747110
Grandezza: 79,34 MB
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Beethoven is a classic study of the composer's music, written by one of the most important thinkers of our time. Throughout his life, Adorno wrote extensive notes, essay fragments and aides-memoires on the subject of Beethoven's music. This book brings together all of Beethoven's music in relation to the society in which he lived. Adorno identifies three periods in Beethoven's work, arguing that the thematic unity of the first and second periods begins to break down in the third. Adorno follows this progressive disintegration of organic unity in the classical music of Beethoven and his contemporaries, linking it with the rationality and monopolistic nature of modern society. Beethoven will be welcomed by students and researchers in a wide range of disciplines - philosophy, sociology, music and history - and by anyone interested in the life of the composer.