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The New Grove Beethoven

Author: Joseph Kerman; Alan Tyson
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1983.
Series: Composer biography series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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This volume is one of a series of short biographies derived from The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (London, 1980). In its original form, the text was written in the mid-1970s, and finalized at the end that decade. For this reprint, the text has been re-read and modifield by the original authors and corrections and changes have been made. The work-list and bibliography have been brought up to date and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Kerman; Alan Tyson
ISBN: 0393016870 9780393016871 0393303551 9780393303551 0393300919 9780393300918
OCLC Number: 10051895
Notes: "First published in the New Grove dictionary of music and musicians ... 1980"--Title page verso.
Description: 216 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations --
Abbreviations --
Preface --
1. Life --
I. Family Background and Childhood --
II. Youth --
III. 1792-5 --
IV. 1796-1800 --
V. 1801-2; Deafness --
VI. 1803-8 --
VII. 1809-12 --
VIII. 1813-21 --
2. Works --
I. The 'Three Periods' --
II. Music of the Bonn Period --
III. Music of the Early Vienna Period --
IV. The Symphonic Ideal --
V. Middle-Period Wrokds --
VI. Latae-Period Style --
VII. Late-Period Works --
3. Personal Characteristics --
4. Posthumous Influence and Reputation --
Work List --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Composer biography series.
Responsibility: Joseph Kerman, Alan Tyson.

Abstract:

This volume is one of a series of short biographies derived from The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (London, 1980). In its original form, the text was written in the mid-1970s, and finalized at the end that decade. For this reprint, the text has been re-read and modifield by the original authors and corrections and changes have been made. The work-list and bibliography have been brought up to date and incorporate the findings of recent research.

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