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Cooper, Barry (Barry A. R.)

Works: 66 works in 268 publications in 4 languages and 6,727 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  History  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Arranger, Other, Narrator
Classifications: ML410.B4, 780.92
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Beethoven by Barry Cooper( Book )
32 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,449 libraries worldwide
"This new study of Beethoven and his music is written as a continuous, chronological narrative that sets the works against the musical and biographical background from which they emerged. Such an approach results in close integration of life and works, and is particularly appropriate in the case of Beethoven: firstly because composition was his central preoccupation ('I live entirely in my music', he once wrote), and secondly because recent research on his numerous musical sketches has produced a much clearer picture of his everyday compositional activity, leading to many new insights into the interaction between his life and music. Barry Cooper illuminates Beethoven's artistic achievements both by examining the origins of his works and by commentary on some of their most striking and original features." "Statements in earlier biographies have been scrutinized carefully and are accepted here only if supported by sound evidence. This thorough reassessment extends even to translations of individual German words, and many well-known but fictitious anecdotes have been eliminated. Conversely, numerous details discovered in recent years are for the first time incorporated into a general study of Beethoven - notably information from sketch studies and from a new edition of his correspondence. The many fresh conclusions will be of interest to both specialists and the musical public at large."--Jacket
Beethoven and the creative process by Barry Cooper( Book )
22 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 907 libraries worldwide
Beethoven's folksong settings : chronology, sources, style by Barry Cooper( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 459 libraries worldwide
This book is based on a very elaborate study of a wide range of sources, and dispels the many myths that have been circulating about this music. Each of the 179 settings is dated to within a few weeks, and an account is given of the sources of the melodies and texts, the difficulties of sending the music across Europe during the Napoleonic Wars (smugglers were even called upon to assist!), the fees Beethoven received, and when and how the texts were added. By comparing Beethoven's settings with those of his predecessors Pleyel, Haydn, and Kozeluch, Cooper demonstrates that Beethoven comprehensively transcended the bounds of convention, producing settings of extraordinary quality and originality. He also suggests ways of overcoming the problems of performing these songs
Complete organ music by John Blow( score )
9 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 368 libraries worldwide
Symphony no. 10 in E flat by Ludwig van Beethoven( file )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 319 libraries worldwide
The Beethoven song companion by Paul Reid( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 253 libraries worldwide
"This is the first full-length, published study of Beethoven's songs. All the composer's songs with piano are included, with full German texts and translations, together with comprehensive notes on the poetry and the music. The inclusion of unfinished songs gives a fascinating insight into Beethoven's compositional methods." "An introductory essay considers reasons for the relative neglect of the songs, the significance of Beethoven's choice of texts, his crucial role in the development of the German art-song and specific aspects such as choice of key. Throughout the book, poetic and musical texts are discussed in their historical context, and in the overall context of Beethoven's life and music." "This book will be of interest and value to singers and their accompanists, as well as to enthusiasts. The details on locations of autographs and the genesis of key works will also be an aid to further academic research."--Jacket
Child composers and their works : a historical survey by Barry Cooper( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
In Child Composers and Their Works: A Historical Survey, Barry Cooper examines over 100 composers born before 1900 who wrote substantial musical works before age 16. The book provides a general overview of the subject, examining the ways and identifying possible reasons these works have been marginalized in the general literature. The book also contains an annotated checklist of over 100 notable child composers, presenting a valuable and handy reference of these creators and their early works. Theannotated checklist presents a chronological listing of child composers born before 1900 and features a descriptive list of what they wrote, often including analytical commentary and offering occasional music examples for illustration. The list also includes a select catalog of works, suggestions for further reading, and recordings when available. Complete with a bibliography and an index of composers, this resource is invaluable to scholars and historians
Entstehung nationaler Traditionen : Frankreich, England by Wilhelm Seidel( Book )
6 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 153 libraries worldwide
English solo keyboard music of the middle and late Baroque by Barry Cooper( Book )
12 editions published between 1974 and 1989 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Concerto : no. 2 in E♭ : for trumpet, strings and continuo by Johann Wilhelm Hertel( score )
16 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Foreword includes notes on this work, Hertel's treatment of the trumpet & his compositional style, and critical commentary, by Edward H. Tarr (unnumbered p. preceeding p. 2)
A companion to Beethoven's pianoforte sonatas : (bar to bar analysis) by Donald Francis Tovey( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Six voluntaries for trumpet and organ by John Stanley( score )
15 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in 4 languages and held by 85 libraries worldwide
Das Beethoven-Kompendium : sein Leben - seine Musik ( Book )
4 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Three bagatelles by Ludwig van Beethoven( score )
5 editions published in 1991 in No Linguistic Content and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Het Beethoven compendium : volledig overzicht van leven en muziek van Ludwig van Beethoven ( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in Dutch and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Sonata for 2 trumpets, 2 oboes, ad lib. & organ-basso continuo by Giuseppe Carcasio( score )
5 editions published in 1973 in No Linguistic Content and Undetermined and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Dictionnaire Beethoven by Nicholas Marston( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 37 libraries worldwide
The complete symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1990 in No Linguistic Content and held by 36 libraries worldwide
18 composizioni senza numero d'opera, Op-sn 1-18 (WO 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 13-23), per pianoforte o clavicembalo = 18 compositions without opus number for piano or harpsichord by Muzio Clementi( score )
3 editions published in 2004 in No Linguistic Content and Undetermined and held by 35 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Barry Cooper Brits musicoloog
Barry Cooper englischer Musikwissenschaftler
Cooper, Barry 1949-
Cooper, Barry A. R.
Cooper, Barry A. R. 1949-
Купер, Барри
בארי קופר
بری کوپر
クーパー, バリー
English (97)
German (12)
Dutch (4)
French (3)
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