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Beethoven the pianist

Author: Tilman Skowroneck
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Series: Musical performance and reception.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examining Beethoven's formative years and early career, this study shows how the composer was influenced by teachers, theorists and instruments. Skowroneck pays special attention to Beethoven's trills and legato, and thoroughly revises the idea that Beethoven treated his pianos roughly and with impatience throughout his career.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tilman Skowroneck
ISBN: 9780521119597 0521119596
OCLC Number: 496958826
Description: x, 274 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part I : Beethoven, his playing and his instruments. Beethoven's early training ; Beethoven the pianist ; Beethoven's first decade in Vienna ; The 1803 Érard grand piano --
Part II : Sound ideal and performance. The builder's influence ; The player's influence --
Part III : Sound ideal, notation, and stylistic change. Common touch and legato ; The performance of Beethoven's trills.
Series Title: Musical performance and reception.
Responsibility: Tilman Skowroneck.
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