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The Beethoven syndrome : hearing music as autobiography

The Beethoven syndrome : hearing music as autobiography

Author: Mark Evan Bonds
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020] ©202
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The Beethoven Syndrome: Hearing Music as Autobiography traces the rise, fall, and persistence of a radical new mode of listening from the middle of the eighteenth century to the present.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Evan Bonds
ISBN: 9780190068479 0190068477
OCLC Number: 1141662056
Contents: Introduction: The Instrumental Self Part 1: The Paradigm of Objective Expression: 1770-1830Chapter 1: The Framework of RhetoricChapter 2: Toward Subjective ExpressionChapter 3: The Composer in the WorkPart 2: The Paradigm of Subjective Expression: 1830-1920Chapter 4: The Framework of HermeneuticsChapter 5: First-Person BeethovenChapter 6: After BeethovenPart 3: Dual Paradigms: Since 1920Chapter 7: The Return of Objectivity Chapter 8: The Endurance of SubjectivityConclusion: Tracking CometsBibliography
Responsibility: Mark Evan Bonds.


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A tour de force of scholarship and argumentation. Reconstructing the changing discourses surrounding music in different decades of European history, Bonds boldly challenges commonly held beliefs Read more...

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