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Cooper, Barry (Barry A. R.)

Overview
Works: 122 works in 291 publications in 2 languages and 7,580 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Musical settings  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Arranger, Author of introduction, Compiler, Performer
Classifications: ML410.B4, 780.92
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Publications about Barry Cooper
Publications by Barry Cooper
Most widely held works by Barry Cooper
Beethoven by Barry Cooper( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,624 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."--BOOK JACKET
The Beethoven compendium : a guide to Beethoven's life and music by Barry Cooper( Book )
15 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 1,204 libraries worldwide
The Beethoven Compendium, written by four leading Beethoven scholars in the light of the latest research into this perennially fascinating figure, is the key to a full understanding of Beethoven: his character, his social life, his religious beliefs, his politics, his times, and above all, his music. - Back cover
Beethoven and the creative process by Barry Cooper( Book )
15 editions published between 1990 and 1998 in English and held by 893 libraries worldwide
Beethoven's folksong settings : chronology, sources, style by Barry Cooper( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 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
Beethoven : the first biography, 1827 by Johann Aloys Schlosser( Book )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 408 libraries worldwide
Ludwig van Beethoven: Eine Biographie appeared in Prague a few months after the composer's death, thirteen years before the next biography of Beethoven would appear. Virtually nothing is known about the author, Johann Aloys Schlosser, except that he was born in the small town of Lann, in Bohemia, around 1790 and was a partner in a publishing firm in Prague from 1827-28, at which time he published this first brief biography of Beethoven. Many writers have pointed out the flaws in Schlosser's "biography." The purpose of the present edition is not to provide a clear and vivid picture of Beethoven's life, but to enable English-speaking readers to judge Schlosser's book for themselves rather than relying on secondhand criticisms, and to illuminate what was known and believed in Vienna and Prague in 1827 - not only about Beethoven but about his relationship to Haydn and Mozart, and to the music of Bach and Handel
Complete organ music by John Blow( score )
6 editions published in 1996 in 3 languages and held by 352 libraries worldwide
Child composers and their works : a historical survey by Barry Cooper( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 304 libraries worldwide
The Beethoven song companion by Paul Reid( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 251 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."--BOOK JACKET
Symphony no. 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Entstehung nationaler Traditionen : Frankreich, England by Wilhelm Seidel( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 132 libraries worldwide
Symphony no. 10 in E flat by Ludwig van Beethoven( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 127 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 126 libraries worldwide
Concerto in C major for piano, violin and cello, op. 56 Symphony no. 10, 1st movement by Ludwig van Beethoven( file )
2 editions published in 1990 in No Linguistic Content and held by 110 libraries worldwide
The 35 piano sonatas = Die 35 Klaviersonaten by Ludwig van Beethoven( score )
6 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Concerto à 6 for trumpet, oboe, strings and continuo by Johann Wilhelm Hertel( score )
14 editions published in 1972 in 3 languages and held by 108 libraries worldwide
A companion to Beethoven's pianoforte sonatas : complete analyses by Donald Francis Tovey( Book )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Symphony no. 10 &, late overtures, etc by Ludwig van Beethoven( file )
2 editions published in 2003 in No Linguistic Content and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Streichquartette, op. 18 = String quartets by Ludwig van Beethoven( score )
2 editions published in 2007 in No Linguistic Content and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Concerto : in G major, opus 6, no. 1, for strings and continuo by Giovanni Battista Sammartini( score )
2 editions published in 1976 in No Linguistic Content and held by 72 libraries worldwide
Streichquartette, op. 18 = String quartets by Ludwig van Beethoven( score )
2 editions published in 2008 in No Linguistic Content and held by 65 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cooper, Barry, 1949-
Cooper, Barry A. R.
Cooper, Barry A. R. 1949-
クーパー, バリー
Languages
English (82)
German (7)
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