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xxi, 1077 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Bonn, electorate of Cologne
  • Father, mother, son
  • Reason and revolution
  • Loved in turn
  • Golden age
  • A journey and a death
  • Bildung
  • Stem and book
  • Unreal city
  • Chains of craftsmanship
  • Generalissimo
  • Virtuoso
  • Fate's hammer
  • The good, the beautiful, and the melancholy
  • The new path
  • Oh, fellow men
  • Heaven and Earth will tremble
  • Geschrieben auf Bonaparte
  • Our hearts were stirred
  • That haughty beauty
  • Schemes
  • Darkness to light
  • Thus be enabled to create
  • Myths and men
  • My angel, my self
  • We finite beings
  • The queen of the night
  • What is difficult
  • The sky above, the law within
  • Qui venit in nomine Domini
  • You millions
  • Ars longa, vita brevis
  • Plaudite, amici
  • Appendix.
An esteemed music historian provides a rich, detailed overview of the life of Ludwig van Beethoven, traveling from Enlightenment-era Bonn to the musical capital of Europe, Vienna, to vividly describe the composer's career, ill health and romantic rejections.
Music Library
xix, 604 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
In this interpretation of the composer's life and works, Beethoven scholar Lewis Lockwood interweaves the composer's musical and biographical dimensions and places them in their historical and artistic contexts. Written for the lay reader, this book explores the special problems that Beethoven faced as an artist who fulfilled his destiny as Mozart's sucessor while remaining a true, rebellious original. It uncovers the artistic challenges that Beethoven set for himself and shows how they were fulfilled in his compositions. In this way, Lockwood develops a new interpretation of the composer's character that puts to rest the "heroic" model as the only basis for understanding Beethoven's career. While taking the latest scholarship fully into account, Lockwood presents the reader with a portrait of the composer that is based principally on his artistic achievements.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780393050813 20160528
Music Library
v. : music ; 26 cm.
Compiled here are reviews, reports, notes, and essays found in German-language periodicals published between 1783 and 1830. The documents are translated into English with copious notes and annotations, an introductory essay, and indexes of names, subjects, and works. This volume contains a general section and documents on specific opus numbers up to opus 54, with musical examples redrawn from the original publications. The collection brings to light contemporary perceptions of Beethoven's music, including matters such as audience, setting, facilities, orchestra, instruments, and performers as well as the relationship of Beethoven's music to theoretical and critical ideas of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. These documents, most of which appear in English for the first time, present a wide spectrum of insights into the perceptions that Beethoven's contemporaries had of his monumental music. Wayne M. Senner is the director of German and Scandinavian studies at Arizona State University. His publications include "The Origins of Writing" (Nebraska 1989).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803212503 20160528
Music Library