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Cooper, Barry (Barry A. R.)

Works: 242 works in 526 publications in 5 languages and 10,173 library holdings
Genres: Symphonies  Musical settings  Live sound recordings  Biography  Scores  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Sources  Masses  Art music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Arranger, Writer of accompanying material, Author of introduction, Other, win, Transcriber, Adapter, Narrator, Performer
Classifications: M1001, 784.2184
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Barry Cooper
Beethoven by Barry Cooper( )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 2,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new study of Beethoven and his music is written as a continuous, chronological narrative that sets the works against the musical and biographical background from which they emerged. Such an approach results in close integration of life and works, and is particularly appropriate in the case of Beethoven: firstly because composition was his central preoccupation ('I live entirely in my music', he once wrote), and secondly because recent research on his numerous musical sketches has produced a much clearer picture of his everyday compositional activity, leading to many new insights into the interaction between his life and music. Barry Cooper illuminates 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 scrutinized carefully and are accepted here only if supported by sound evidence. This thorough reassessment extends even to translations of individual German words, and many well-known but fictitious anecdotes have been eliminated. Conversely, numerous details discovered in recent years are for the first time incorporated into a general study of Beethoven - notably information from sketch studies and from a new edition of his correspondence. The many fresh conclusions will be of interest to both specialists and the musical public at large."--Jacket
The Beethoven compendium : a guide to Beethoven's life and music by Barry Cooper( Book )

30 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Beethoven Compendium, written by four leading Beethoven scholars in the light of the latest research into this perennially fascinating figure, is the key to a full understanding of Beethoven: his character, his social life, his religious beliefs, his politics, his times, and above all, his music. - Back cover
Beethoven and the creative process by Barry Cooper( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven's habit of composing by making many preliminary drafts and sketches was sufficiently unusual to attract attention even during his lifetime, and his creative process has attracted a good deal more attention since. This book incorporates the findings of recent studies on Beethoven's creative process and examines his underlying creative motivation, the interrelationships between his various works, and how his output was determined by external factors and his personal life. Including an introduction to his compositional methods and a detailed study of particular compositional problems of six different works, the book provides insight into the creative life of one of the greatest figures in musical history
Child composers and their works : a historical survey by Barry Cooper( )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Child Composers and Their Works: A Historical Survey, Barry Cooper examines over 100 composers born before 1900 who wrote substantial musical works before age 16. The book provides a general overview of the subject, examining the ways and identifying possible reasons these works have been marginalized in the general literature. The book also contains an annotated checklist of over 100 notable child composers, presenting a valuable and handy reference of these creators and their early works. Theannotated checklist presents a chronological listing of child composers born before 1900 and features a descriptive list of what they wrote, often including analytical commentary and offering occasional music examples for illustration. The list also includes a select catalog of works, suggestions for further reading, and recordings when available. Complete with a bibliography and an index of composers, this resource is invaluable to scholars and historians
Beethoven's folksong settings : chronology, sources, style by Barry Cooper( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is based on a very elaborate study of a wide range of sources, and dispels the many myths that have been circulating about this music. Each of the 179 settings is dated to within a few weeks, and an account is given of the sources of the melodies and texts, the difficulties of sending the music across Europe during the Napoleonic Wars (smugglers were even called upon to assist!), the fees Beethoven received, and when and how the texts were added. By comparing Beethoven's settings with those of his predecessors Pleyel, Haydn, and Kozeluch, Cooper demonstrates that Beethoven comprehensively transcended the bounds of convention, producing settings of extraordinary quality and originality. He also suggests ways of overcoming the problems of performing these songs
Beethoven : the first biography, 1827 by Johann Aloys Schlosser( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ludwig van Beethoven: Eine Biographie appeared in Prague a few months after the composer's death, thirteen years before the next biography of Beethoven would appear. Virtually nothing is known about the author, Johann Aloys Schlosser, except that he was born in the small town of Lann, in Bohemia, around 1790 and was a partner in a publishing firm in Prague from 1827-28, at which time he published this first brief biography of Beethoven. Many writers have pointed out the flaws in Schlosser's "biography." The purpose of the present edition is not to provide a clear and vivid picture of Beethoven's life, but to enable English-speaking readers to judge Schlosser's book for themselves rather than relying on secondhand criticisms, and to illuminate what was known and believed in Vienna and Prague in 1827 - not only about Beethoven but about his relationship to Haydn and Mozart, and to the music of Bach and Handel
Complete organ music by John Blow( )

10 editions published in 1996 in 4 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 10 in E flat by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 9 by Gustav Mahler( )

3 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brief history on container insert. Performed by Philharmonia Cassovia, conducted by Johannes Wildner. Total time: 63:36
Concerto in C major for piano, violin and cello, op. 56 ; Symphony no. 10, 1st movement by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Beethoven song companion by Paul Reid( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first full-length, published study of Beethoven's songs. All the composer's songs with piano are included, with full German texts and translations, together with comprehensive notes on the poetry and the music. The inclusion of unfinished songs gives a fascinating insight into Beethoven's compositional methods." "An introductory essay considers reasons for the relative neglect of the songs, the significance of Beethoven's choice of texts, his crucial role in the development of the German art-song and specific aspects such as choice of key. Throughout the book, poetic and musical texts are discussed in their historical context, and in the overall context of Beethoven's life and music." "This book will be of interest and value to singers and their accompanists, as well as to enthusiasts. The details on locations of autographs and the genesis of key works will also be an aid to further academic research."--Jacket
Symphony no. 10 ; &, late overtures, etc by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

4 editions published in 2003 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The creation of Beethoven's 35 piano sonatas by Barry Cooper( Book )

12 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven's piano sonatas are a cornerstone of the piano repertoire and favourites of both the concert hall and recording studio. The sonatas have been the subject of much scholarship, but no single study gives an adequate account of the processes by which these sonatas were composed and published. With source materials such as sketches and correspondence increasingly available, the time is ripe for a close study of the history of these works. Barry Cooper, who in 2007 produced a new edition of all 35 sonatas, including three that are often overlooked, examines each sonata in turn, addressing questions such as: Why were they written? Why did they turn out as they did? How did they come into being and how did they reach their final form? Drawing on the composer's sketches, autograph scores and early printed editions, as well as contextual material such as correspondence, Cooper explores the links between the notes and symbols found in the musical texts of the sonatas, and the environment that brought them about. The result is a biography not of the composer, but of the works themselves
Entstehung nationaler Traditionen : Frankreich, England by Wilhelm Seidel( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 35 piano sonatas = Die 35 Klaviersonaten by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English solo keyboard music of the middle and late Baroque by Barry Cooper( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto à 6 for trumpet, oboe, strings and continuo : [trumpet, oboe and piano reduction] by Johann Wilhelm Hertel( )

14 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Missa, C major for four solo parts, chorus, orchestra and organ, op. 86 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Description du matériel d'orchestre : Partition : 1, 2 réd. ; Soli : 56S. 57A. 37T. 38B. ; Cordes : ; Harmonie : / ; Perc. : timb. ; Divers : 1 orgue
A companion to Beethoven's pianoforte sonatas : bar-by-bar analysis by Donald Francis Tovey( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six voluntaries for trumpet and organ by John Stanley( )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in 4 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Beethoven compendium : a guide to Beethoven's life and musicBeethoven and the creative processChild composers and their works : a historical surveyBeethoven : the first biography, 1827The Beethoven song companionThe 35 piano sonatas = Die 35 KlaviersonatenA companion to Beethoven's pianoforte sonatas : bar-by-bar analysis
Alternative Names
Barry Cooper

Barry Cooper Brits musicoloog

Barry Cooper englischer Musikwissenschaftler

Barry Cooper musicologue et compositeur anglais

Cooper, Barry 1949-

Cooper, Barry A. R.

Cooper, Barry A. R. 1949-

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