Beethoven

Beethoven

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by William Kinderman
     
 

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Combining musical insight and the most recent research, William Kinderman's Beethoven is both a richly drawn portrait of the man and a guide to his music. Kinderman traces the composer's intellectual and musical development from the early works written in Bonn to the Ninth Symphony and the late quartets. Throughout, he looks at compositions from different and original… See more details below

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Combining musical insight and the most recent research, William Kinderman's Beethoven is both a richly drawn portrait of the man and a guide to his music. Kinderman traces the composer's intellectual and musical development from the early works written in Bonn to the Ninth Symphony and the late quartets. Throughout, he looks at compositions from different and original perspectives that show Beethoven's art as a union of sensuous and rational, of expression and structure. In analyses of individual pieces, Kinderman shows that the deepening of Beethoven's musical thought was a continuous process over decades of his life.

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"Kinderman brilliantly rescues a fundamental concept for Beethoven's work from the analytical cul-de-sac of overly synoptic motivic or tonal analyses. A wealth of information about Beethoven's life and works is compressed into this remarkable book, and it is a testament to Kinderman's literary as well as scholarly abilities that it never reads like a survey."--Robert Hatten, Indiana Theory Review

"Kinderman brilliantly rescues a fundamental concept for Beethoven's work from the analytical cul-de-sac of overly synoptic motivic or tonal analyses. A wealth of information about Beethoven's life and works is compressed into this remarkable book, and it is a testament to Kinderman's literary as well as scholarly abilities that it never reads like a survey."--Robert Hatten, Indiana Theory Review

"Kinderman's remarkable philosophical approach to Beethoven is a necessity for Beethoven scholarship. Highly recommended." --Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198043959
Publisher:
NetLibrary, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/10/2009
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
14 MB
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