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Sonata mulattica : a life in five movements and a short play : poems

Author: Rita Dove
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Poetry : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The son of a white woman and an 'African Prince' travels to Vienna to meet Beethoven. The composer's subsequent sonata is dedicated to him but he, exuberant with acclaim, offends Beethoven.

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dove, Rita.
Sonata mulattica.
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2009
(OCoLC)650010597
Named Person: George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rita Dove
ISBN: 9780393070088 0393070085
OCLC Number: 286488980
Description: 231 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologues: Bridgetower --
Prologue of the rambling sort. Prodigy: (Re)naissance --
Capriccio --
Friedrich Augustus Bridgetower discovers the purposes of fatherhood --
Lines whispered to a pillow --
Recollection, preempted --
Paris, panting --
What doesn't happen --
Windsor --
Mrs. Papendiek's diary (1) --
Marine Pavilion, Brighthelmston --
Wardrobe lesson --
Mrs. Papendiek's diary (2) --
Seaside concerts --
Disappearance. Bread & butter, turbans & chinoiserie: Hear ye! --
Lesson: adagio --
Black pearl --
Ode to the moon --
Janissary rap --
Concert at Hanover Square --
Pulling the organ stops --
Black Billy Waters, at his pitch --
Haydn, overheard --
Mrs. Papendiek's diary (3) --
Dressing --
African prince sings songs of love --
Abandoned, again --
Mrs. Papendiek's diary (4) --
Transaction --
Undressing --
Ode on a Negress head clock, with eight tunes --
Intermezzo --
Tafelmusik (1) --
Brothers in spring --
Salomon concerts --
Haydn leaves London --
Seduction against exterior pilaster, waning gibbous --
Pretty boy --
New century aubade. Sturm und drang: Petition --
To the continent --
Old world lullaby --
Floating requiem --
Ach, wien --
Ludwig van Beethoven's return to Vienna --
First contact --
Vienna spring --
Polgreen, sight-reading --
Beethoven summons his copyist --
Augarten, 7 AM --
Performer. Volkstheater: a short play for the common man: Georgie Porgie, or A Moor in Vienna. "All is ashes:" Tail tucked --
Rain --
Esterhaza, prodigal --
Home again --
Eroica --
Tafelmusik (2) --
Countess shares confidences over Karneval chocolate --
Andante con Variazioni --
Haydn serenades the Napoleonic Honor Guard --
Regency fete --
Cambridge, Great St. Mary's Church --
Panopticon --
Last Frost Fair. Nomadia: Half-life --
Life in London, now playing at the Adelphi --
Moor with emeralds --
Vanities --
Haydn's head --
Birthday stroll on the Pall Mall --
Staffordshire figurine, 1825 --
Nomadia --
Self-eulogy --
#8 Victory Cottages, Peckham, 1860 --
Witness. Epilogues: Queen's wardrobe keeper --
All that jazz --
Composer's coda --
Haydn's skull --
Name game --
Instrumental --
End, with MapQuest.
Responsibility: by Rita Dove.

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