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Beethoven

Author: William Kinderman
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Combining musical insight and the most recent research, William Kinderman's Beethoven is both a richly drawn portrait of the man and a guide to his music. Kinderman traces the composer's intellectual and musical development from the early works written in Bonn to the Ninth Symphony and the late quartets. Throughout, he looks at compositions from different and original perspectives that show Beethoven's art as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Kinderman
ISBN: 0520087968 9780520087965 019816680X 9780198166801
OCLC Number: 30036825
Description: xvi, 374 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Overture --
1. The Bonn years --
2. The path to mastery, 1792-1798 --
3. Crisis and creativity, 1799-1802 --
4. The heroic style I, 1803-1806 --
5. The heroic style II, 1806-1809 --
6. Consolidation, 1810-1812 --
7. The Congress of Vienna period, 1813-1815 --
8. The Hammerklavier Sonata, 1816-1818 --
v 9. Struggle, 1819-1822 --
10. Triumph, 1822-1824 --
11. The 'Galitzin' Quartets, 1824-1825 --
12. The last phase, 1826-1827.
Responsibility: William Kinderman.
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Set in the framework of Beethoven's life, this examination of his music traces the composer's intellectual and musical development, from the early works written in Bonn to the Ninth Symphony and the  Read more...

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