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Beethoven and the creative process

Author: Barry Cooper
Publisher: Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author examines Beethoven's underlying creative motivation and the interrelationships between his various works, by using recent studies and looking at preliminary drafts and sketches.

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Cooper, Barry (Barry A.R.).
Beethoven and the creative process.
Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1990
(OCoLC)655082726
Named Person: Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Cooper
ISBN: 0198161638 9780198161639
OCLC Number: 19625315
Description: 325 pages : music ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue : approaching Beethoven's creative process --
Factors affecting Beethoven's creative process. Beethoven's artistic aims ; Professional pressures ; Extramusical factors ; Recurring ideas --
Beethoven's compositional methods. The sketchbooks and their use ; The visual appearance of the sketches ; Types and relationships of sketches ; The sketching of form and key ; The sketching of melody ; The vertical dimension and the finishing touches --
Stages in the creative process. First conceptions : Piano sonata in D minor, op. 31 no. 2 ; Planning the later movements : String quartet in B flat, op. 130 ; Musical structure and vivid pictoralism : 'Meeresstille' : Op. 112 ; The problem of the joins : Egmont overture ; A creation in three phases : the late bagatelles ; A long-running revision : Second piano concerto.
Responsibility: Barry Cooper.
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