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The classical style : Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven

Author: Charles Rosen; Ludwig van Beethoven
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Expanded edView all editions and formats
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This outstanding book treating the three most beloved composers of the Vienna School is considered basic to any study of classical-era music. Drawing on his rich experience and intimate familiarity with the works of these giants, Charles Rosen presents his keen insights in clear and persuasive language. For this expanded edition of The Classical Style, Rosen provides an entirely new, 64-page chapter on the later
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Joseph Haydn; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ludwig van Beethoven; Beethoven; Haydn; Mozart; Joseph Haydn; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven; Joseph Haydn; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ludwig van Beethoven; Joseph Haydn; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Joseph Haydn; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ludwig van Beethoven; Joseph Haydn; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Ludwig van Beethoven
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Rosen; Ludwig van Beethoven
ISBN: 0393040208 9780393040203 0393317129 9780393317121
OCLC Number: 35095841
Performer(s): Performer on audio CD: Charles Rosen, piano.
Event notes: Performances on audio CD were recorded at the American Academy of Arts and Letters, NY, March 23-25, 1996.
Description: xxx, 533 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 audio disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Contents: I. Introduction: 1. The musical language of the late eighteenth century ; 2. Theories of form ; 3. The origins of the style --
II. The classical style: 1. The coherence of the musical language ; 2. Structure and ornament --
III. Haydn from 1770 to the death of Mozart: 1. String quartet ; 2. Symphony --
IV. Serious opera --
V. Mozart: 1. The concerto ; 2. String quartet ; 3. Comic opera --
VI. Haydn after the death of Mozart: 1. The popular style ; 2. Piano trio ; 3. Church music --
VII. Beethoven: 1. Beethoven ; 2. Beethoven's later years and the conventions of his childhood ; 3. Epilogue.
Responsibility: Charles Rosen.
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