Beethoven: Violin Concerto

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This is the first individual study of Beethoven's Violin Concerto. It explores the work's background and the influences which combined in its creation, and describes its indifferent initial reception. It considers the numerous textual problems which confront the performer, including discussion of Beethoven's adaptation for piano and orchestra. Following a detailed synopsis of the work itself, a final section reviews the wide variety of cadenzas that have been written to complement the concerto through its ...
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Overview

This is the first individual study of Beethoven's Violin Concerto. It explores the work's background and the influences which combined in its creation, and describes its indifferent initial reception. It considers the numerous textual problems which confront the performer, including discussion of Beethoven's adaptation for piano and orchestra. Following a detailed synopsis of the work itself, a final section reviews the wide variety of cadenzas that have been written to complement the concerto through its performance history.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521457750
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2005
  • Series: Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
Preface
1 Towards the Violin Concerto Op. 61 1
2 The Genesis of Op. 61 11
3 Reception and Performance History 30
4 The Textual History 50
5 Structure and Style I - 1 Allegro ma non troppo 60
6 Structure and Style II - 2/3. Larghetto-Rondo: Allegro 74
7 Cadenzas 90
App. 1 Select Discography 98
App. 2 Published Cadenzas 100
App. 3 Textual Problems Perpetuated in Some Printed Scores 102
Notes 109
Select Bibliography 118
Index 122
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