After Beethoven

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Exploring the response of five composers--Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, and Mahler--to what each clearly saw as the challenge of Beethoven's symphonies, Evan Bonds richly enhances our understanding of the evolution of the symphony and Beethoven's legacy.
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Overview

Exploring the response of five composers--Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, and Mahler--to what each clearly saw as the challenge of Beethoven's symphonies, Evan Bonds richly enhances our understanding of the evolution of the symphony and Beethoven's legacy.
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Editorial Reviews

Times Literary Supplement
This book should be required reading, not only for listeners and students but for conductors as well…In Brinkmann's hands, [the Second Symphony] takes its rightful place in intellectual and social history.
Current Musicology
Wordless Rhetoric…ought to be on the bookshelf of every music scholar interested in musical rhetoric, form, and expression.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674733374
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Evan Bonds is Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The Voice of Tradition and the Voice from Within: The Crisis of the Symphony after Beethoven 9
2 Sinfonia anti-eroica: Berlioz's Harold en Italie 28
3 The Flight of Icarus: Mendelssohn's Lobgesang 73
4 Going to Extremes: Schumann's Fourth Symphony 109
5 The Ideology of Genre: Brahm's First Symphony 138
6 Ambivalent Elysium: Mahler's Fourth Symphony 175
Selected Bibliography 203
Index 209
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2002

    very good book

    This was a very excellent book I enjoyed it very much from front to back. To any one that likes any thing about music history this is a must read book

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