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Beethoven's century : essays on composers and themes

Author: Hugh Macdonald
Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2008.
Series: Eastman studies in music, v. 56.
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"Beethoven's Century addresses perennial questions of what music meant to the composer and his audiences, how it was intended to be played and how today's audiences can usefully approach it." "Beethoven's Century concludes with a wry look at some startling developments in early twentieth-century music that have often been overlooked."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hugh Macdonald
ISBN: 9781580462754 1580462758
OCLC Number: 183610689
Description: xii, 255 p. : ill., maps, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: Composers. Beethoven's game of cat and mouse ; Schubert's pendulum ; Paganini, Mendelssohn and Turner in Scotland ; Berlioz and Schumann ; Alkan's instruments ; Liszt the conductor ; Wolf's Wagner ; Massenet's craftsmanship ; Skryabin's conquest of time ; Janáček's narratives --
Themes. Raise your glass to French music! ; Comic opera ; Repeats ; [G-flat major, 9/8 meter] ; The musicians' arrondissement ; Les anglais ; Dr. Mephistopheles ; The prose libretto ; 'Un pays où tous sont musiciens--' ; Modernisms that failed.
Series Title: Eastman studies in music, v. 56.
Responsibility: Hugh Macdonald.
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Contains essays on nineteenth-century music, the topics ranging from Beethoven and Schubert to comic opera to Scriabin and Janacek.  Read more...

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