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The Cambridge companion to Beethoven

Author: Glenn Stanley
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2008.
Series: Cambridge companions to music
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 8. printingView all editions and formats
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The Cambridge Companion to Beethoven, first published in 2000, surveys Beethoven's music and the personal and historical contexts in which it was composed and has been received. The essays reflect  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn Stanley
ISBN: 0521580749 9780521580748 0521589347 9780521589345
OCLC Number: 554225848
Notes: Literaturverz. S. 306 - 362.
Description: XIII, 373 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 26 cm.
Contents: Part I. A Professional Portrait: 1. Biographical considerations and chronology Glenn Stanley; 2. Beethoven at work, musical activist and thinker Glenn Stanley; 3. The compositional act: sketches and autographs Barry Cooper; Part II. Style and Structure: 4. 'The spirit of Mozart from Haydn's hands': Beethoven's musical inheritance Elaine Sisman; 5. Phrase, period, theme Roger Kamien; 6. 'The sense of an ending': goal-directedness in Beethoven's music Nicholas Marston; Part III. Genres: 7. The piano music: concertos, sonatas, variations, small forms William Kinderman; 8. Beethoven's chamber music with piano: seeking unity in mixed sonorities Mark Kaplan; 9. Manner, tone, and tendency in Beethoven's chamber music for strings John Daverio; 10. Sound and structure in Beethoven's orchestral music Leon Botstein; 11. Beethoven's songs and vocal style Amanda Glauert; 12. Beethoven's essay in opera: historical, text-critical, and interpretative issues in Fidelio Michael Tusa; 13. Beethoven's sacred and liturgical compositions: songs, oratorio, masses Birgit Lodes; Part IV. Reception: 14. 'With a Beethoven-like sublimity': Beethoven in the works of other composers Margaret Notley; 15. Beethoven's music in performance: historical perspectives Alain Frogley; 16. The four ages of Beethoven: musicians (and a few others) on Beethoven Scott Burnham; 17. Beethoven at large: reception in literature, the arts, philosophy, and politics David Dennis.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to music
Responsibility: ed. by Glenn Stanley.

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'Its main strength is the way that it manages to cover Beethoven's output from such varied perspectives.' Early Music Review ' ... a notable addition to the bibliography of the composer, using the Read more...

 
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