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Beethoven's symphonies : an artistic vision

Author: Lewis Lockwood
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2017 ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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More than any other composer, Beethoven left to posterity a vast body of material that documents the early stages of almost everything he wrote. From this trove of sketchbooks, Lewis Lockwood draws us into the composer's mind, unveiling a creative process of astonishing scope and originality. For musicians and nonmusicians alike, Beethoven's symphonies stand at the summit of artistic achievement, loved today as they  Read more...
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Named Person: Ludwig van Beethoven
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Lockwood
ISBN: 9780393353853 0393353850
OCLC Number: 951070894
Description: xvi, 285 pages : illustrations, music ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction : "The triumph of this art" --
The first symphony --
The second symphony --
The Eroica symphony --
The fourth symphony --
The fifth symphony --
The "Pastoral" symphony --
The seventh symphony --
The eighth symphony --
The ninth symphony --
Epilogue --
Appendix : Symphonic concept sketches and movement-plan.
Responsibility: Lewis Lockwood.

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An exploration of the unswerving artistic vision underlying Beethoven's symphonies, from a leading scholar of the composer's works.  Read more...

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"Lockwood elegantly imparts an enormous amount of fascinating detail, placing each symphony in the context of Beethoven's work in other genres and concert activity. What a pleasure to read!" -- Read more...

 
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