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Wagner, Schumann, and the lessons of Beethoven's Ninth

Author: Christopher A Reynolds
Publisher: ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reynolds shows that the stylistic advances made by Richard Wagner and Robert Schumann in 1845-46 stemmed from a deepened understanding of Beethoven's techniques and strategies in the Ninth Symphony, particularly the use of counterpoint involving contrary motion. The trail of influences that Reynolds explores extends back to the music of Bach and ahead to Tristan and Isolde, as well as to Brahms's First  Read more...
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Named Person: Ludwig van Beethoven; Richard Wagner; Robert Schumann
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher A Reynolds
ISBN: 9780520285569 0520285565
OCLC Number: 921657812
Description: 212 pages
Contents: Wagner's Faustian understanding of Beethoven's Ninth --
The impact of the Ninth on the Flying Dutchman --
Wagner, thematic dispersion, and contrary motion --
Schumann, thematic dispersion, and contrary motion --
Late Schumann, Wagner, and Bach --
Brahms's triple response to the Ninth --
Wagner and Schumann
Responsibility: Christopher Alan Reynolds

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examines the influence of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on two major nineteenth-century composers, Richard Wagner and Robert Schumann. During 1845 46 the compositional styles of Schumann and Wagner  Read more...

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