Brahms: Symphony No. 1by David Lee Brodbeck, Julian Rushton (Editor)
Brahms's First Symphony has been hailed as Beethoven's Tenth. Its controversial status and relationship in the Beethovenian tradition is considered alongside other important issues in the early reception history of this key work. David Brodbeck describes the complicated background to the writing of the symphony, and provides a thorough discussion of the music. In particular, Professor Brodbeck reveals a dense web of extra-compositional allusions - references in the music to works by J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, and Robert Schumann - in which, the author argues, much meaning resides.
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