Beethoven's Chamber Music in Context by Angus Watson

Beethoven's Chamber Music in Context
  • Title : Beethoven's Chamber Music in Context
  • Author : Angus Watson
  • Publisher : Boydell Press
  • ISBN Code : 1843837161
  • Pages : 306
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  • Language : English
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This comprehensive survey shows how the larger scale works relate to Beethoven's chamber music and how the composer evolved an increasing freedom of form.


Good Music by John J. Sheinbaum

Good Music
  • Title : Good Music
  • Author : John J. Sheinbaum
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 022659338X
  • Pages : 304
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  • Language : English
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Over the past two centuries Western culture has largely valorized a particular kind of “good” music—highly serious, wondrously deep, stylistically authentic, heroically created, and strikingly original—and, at the same time, has marginalized music that does not live up to those ideals. In Good Music, John J. Sheinbaum explores these traditional models for valuing music. By engaging examples such as Handel oratorios, Beethoven and Mahler symphonies, jazz improvisations, Bruce Springsteen, and prog rock, he argues that metaphors of perfection do justice to neither the perceived strengths nor the assumed weaknesses of the music in question. Instead, he proposes an alternative model of appreciation where abstract notions of virtue need not dictate our understanding. Good music can, with pride, be playful rather than serious, diverse rather than unified, engaging to both body and mind, in dialogue with manifold styles and genres, and collaborative to the core. We can widen the scope of what music we value and reconsider the conventional rituals surrounding it, while retaining the joys of making music, listening closely, and caring passionately.


Beethoven, A Life by Jan Caeyers

Beethoven, A Life
  • Title : Beethoven, A Life
  • Author : Jan Caeyers
  • Publisher : University of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520343549
  • Pages : 680
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  • Language : English
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The authoritative Beethoven biography, endorsed by and produced in close collaboration with the Beethoven-Haus Bonn, is timed for the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth. With unprecedented access to the archives at the Beethoven House in Bonn, renowned Beethoven conductor and scholar Jan Caeyers expertly weaves together a deeply human and complex image of Beethoven—his troubled youth, his unpredictable mood swings, his desires, relationships, and conflicts with family and friends, the mysteries surrounding his affair with the “immortal beloved,” and the dramatic tale of his deafness. Caeyers also offers new insights into Beethoven’s music and its gradual transformation from the work of a skilled craftsman into that of a consummate artist. Demonstrating an impressive command of the vast scholarship on this iconic composer, Caeyers brings Beethoven’s world alive with elegant prose, memorable musical descriptions, and vivid depictions of Bonn and Vienna—the cities where Beethoven produced and performed his works. Caeyers explores how Beethoven’s career was impacted by the historical and philosophical shifts taking place in the music world, and conversely, how his own trajectory changed the course of the music industry. Equal parts absorbing cultural history and lively biography, Beethoven, A Life paints a complex portrait of the musical genius who redefined the musical style of his day and went on to become one of the great pillars of Western art music.


Chamber Music by Mark A. Radice

Chamber Music
  • Title : Chamber Music
  • Author : Mark A. Radice
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN Code : 0472051652
  • Pages : 375
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  • Language : English
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A thorough overview and history of chamber music


The String Quartets of Beethoven by William Kinderman

The String Quartets of Beethoven
  • Title : The String Quartets of Beethoven
  • Author : William Kinderman
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN Code : 0252091620
  • Pages : 360
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  • Language : English
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Henry Kisor lost his hearing at age three to meningitis and encephalitis but went on to excel in the most verbal of professions as a literary journalist. This new and expanded edition of Kisor's engrossing memoir recounts his life as a deaf person in a hearing world and addresses heartening changes over the last two decades due to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and advancements in cochlear implants and modes of communication. Kisor tells of his parents' drive to raise him as a member of the hearing and speaking world by teaching him effective lip-reading skills at a young age and encouraging him to communicate with his hearing peers. With humor and much candor, he narrates his time as the only deaf student at Trinity College in Connecticut and then as a graduate student at Northwestern University, as well as his successful career as the book review editor at the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Daily News. Life without hearing, Kisor says, has been fine and fulfilling. Widely praised in popular media and academic journals when it was first published in 1990, What's That Pig Outdoors? opened new conversations about the deaf. Bringing those conversations into the twenty-first century, Kisor updates the continuing disagreements between those who advocate sign language and those who practice speech and lip-reading, discusses the increased acceptance of deaf people's abilities and idiosyncrasies, and considers technological advancements such as blogging, instant messaging, and hand-held mobile devices that have enabled deaf people to communicate with the hearing world on its own terms.


Beethoven's Theatrical Quartets by Nancy November

Beethoven's Theatrical Quartets
  • Title : Beethoven's Theatrical Quartets
  • Author : Nancy November
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107512425
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Beethoven's middle-period quartets, Opp. 59, 74 and 95, are pieces that engage deeply with the aesthetic ideas of their time. In the first full contextual study of these works, Nancy November celebrates their uniqueness, exploring their reception history and early performance. In detailed analyses, she explores ways in which the quartets have both reflected and shaped the very idea of chamber music and offers a new historical understanding of the works' physical, visual, social and ideological aspects. In the process, November provides a fresh critique of three key paradigms in current Beethoven studies: the focus on his late period; the emphasis on 'heroic' style in discussions of the middle period; and the idea of string quartets as 'pure', 'autonomous' artworks, cut off from social moorings. Importantly, this study shows that the quartets encompass a new lyric and theatrical impetus, which is an essential part of their unique, explorative character.


The Beethoven Quartet Companion by Robert Winter,Robert L. Martin

The Beethoven Quartet Companion
  • Title : The Beethoven Quartet Companion
  • Author : Robert Winter,Robert L. Martin
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780520082113
  • Pages : 300
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"Reading The Beethoven Quartet Companion made me want to listen to the quartets again from a new sociological as well as musical perspective. It is an invaluable guide not only for professional and amateur musicians but also for anyone who is curious about culture and wants to find out more."--Yo-Yo Ma "These essays are the most readable, useful, and well-informed commentary available today on these masterworks. Michael Steinberg's 'program notes' to each quartet, directed at once to the musical beginner and to the expert, are as eloquent and persuasive as popular writing about music can get. . . . His essays are followed by equally expert and accessible contributions by other masters on The Master, providing literate music lovers with the context and equipment for a richer enjoyment and clearer understanding of these sixteen unique conversations among two violins, a viola, and a cello."--David Littlejohn, author of The Ultimate Art: Essays Around and About Opera "A fine collection of essays to assist the music lover in the seemingly endless quest to illuminate the Beethoven string quartets."--Arnold Steinhardt, The Guarneri String Quartet "This book delivers on the implied promise of its title--it provides a lively, readable, and wide-ranging introduction to the quartets. Readers at many levels of experience will find it profitable."--Lewis Lockwood, author of Beethoven: Studies in the Creative Process


Beethoven for a Later Age by Edward Dusinberre

Beethoven for a Later Age
  • Title : Beethoven for a Later Age
  • Author : Edward Dusinberre
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 022637453X
  • Pages : 273
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  • Language : English
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“A richly detailed portrayal of the intimate workings of a great string quartet . . . as revealed to us through the recollections of its first violinist.”—Philip Roth Edward Dusinberre, first violinist of the renowned Takács Quartet, offers a rare peek inside the workings of his ensemble, while providing an insightful history of Beethoven’s sixteen string quartets and their performance. Founded in Hungary in 1975 and now based in Boulder, Colorado, the Takács is one of the world’s preeminent string quartets, and performances of Beethoven have been at the center of their work together for over forty years. Using the history of both the Takács Quartet and the Beethoven quartets as a foundation, Beethoven for a Later Age provides a backstage look at the daily life of a quartet, showing the necessary creative tension between individual and group and how four people can at the same time forge a lasting artistic connection and enjoy making music together over decades. In an accessible style, suitable for novices and chamber music enthusiasts alike, Dusinberre illuminates the variety and contradictions of Beethoven’s quartets, which were composed against the turbulent backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath, and he brings the technical aspects of the music to life. “We are given intimate insight into the almost impossible-to-describe musical process of rehearsal and performance, the artistic and human interaction that links these modern musicians with their forebears and Beethoven himself.”—Garrick Ohlsson, pianist “This singular memoir . . . will be something between informative and revelatory to readers from musicians to music lovers.”—Jan Swafford, author of Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph


The Cambridge Companion to Schubert by Christopher H. Gibbs,James H Ottaway Jr Professor of Music Christopher H Gibbs,Jonathan Cross

The Cambridge Companion to Schubert
  • Title : The Cambridge Companion to Schubert
  • Author : Christopher H. Gibbs,James H Ottaway Jr Professor of Music Christopher H Gibbs,Jonathan Cross
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521484244
  • Pages : 340
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  • Language : English
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This Companion to Schubert examines the career, music, and reception of one of the most popular yet misunderstood and elusive composers. Sixteen chapters by leading Schubert scholars make up three parts. The first seeks to situate the social, cultural, and musical climate in which Schubert lived and worked, the second surveys the scope of his musical achievement, and the third charts the course of his reception from the perceptions of his contemporaries to the assessments of posterity. Myths and legends about Schubert the man are explored critically and the full range of his musical accomplishment is examined.


The Oxford Handbook of Music Listening in the 19th and 20th Centuries by Christian Thorau,Hansjakob Ziemer

The Oxford Handbook of Music Listening in the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Music Listening in the 19th and 20th Centuries
  • Author : Christian Thorau,Hansjakob Ziemer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190466960
  • Pages : 536
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  • Language : English
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An idealized image of European concert-goers has long prevailed in historical overviews of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This act of listening was considered to be an invisible and amorphous phenomenon, a naturally given mode of perception. This narrative influenced the conditions of listening from the selection of repertoire to the construction of concert halls and programmes. However, as listening moved from the concert hall to the opera house, street music, and jazz venues, new and visceral listening traditions evolved. In turn, the art of listening was shaped by phenomena of the modern era including media innovation and commercialization. This Handbook asks whether, how, and why practices of music listening changed as the audience moved from pleasure gardens and concert venues in the eighteenth century to living rooms in the twentieth century, and mobile devices in the twenty-first. Through these questions, chapters enable a differently conceived history of listening and offer an agenda for future research.


A Sonata Theory Handbook by Henry L and Lucy G Moses Professor Emeritus of Music James Hepokoski,James Hepokoski

A Sonata Theory Handbook
  • Title : A Sonata Theory Handbook
  • Author : Henry L and Lucy G Moses Professor Emeritus of Music James Hepokoski,James Hepokoski
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0197536816
  • Pages : 348
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is a highly accessible and up-to-date introduction to the key ideas of Sonata Theory, one of the most influential methods for analyzing the sonata form. Teaching the method primarily by example, it features close readings of masterpieces by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms.


The Beethoven Violin Sonatas by Lewis Lockwood,Mark Kroll

The Beethoven Violin Sonatas
  • Title : The Beethoven Violin Sonatas
  • Author : Lewis Lockwood,Mark Kroll
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780252029325
  • Pages : 164
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  • Language : English
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"Lewis Lockwood and Mark Kroll's volume The Beethoven Violin Sonatas is the first scholarly book in English devoted exclusively to the Beethoven sonatas and deals with them in unprecedented depth. Serving readers, listeners, and performers as a companion to the sonatas, it presents seven critical and historical essays by some of the most important American and European Beethoven specialists of our time.


Beethoven's Piano Sonatas by Charles Rosen

Beethoven's Piano Sonatas
  • Title : Beethoven's Piano Sonatas
  • Author : Charles Rosen
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • ISBN Code : 030019613X
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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Beethoven’s piano sonatas form one of the most important collections of works in the whole history of music. Spanning several decades of his life as a composer, the sonatas soon came to be seen as the first body of substantial serious works for piano suited to performance in large concert halls seating hundreds of people. In this comprehensive and authoritative guide, Charles Rosen places the works in context and provides an understanding of the formal principles involved in interpreting and performing this unique repertoire, covering such aspects as sonata form, phrasing, and tempo, as well as the use of pedal and trills. In the second part of his book, he looks at the sonatas individually, from the earliest works of the 1790s through the sonatas of Beethoven’s youthful popularity of the early 1800s, the subsequent years of mastery, the years of stress (1812†“1817), and the last three sonatas of the 1820s. Composed as much for private music-making as public recital, Beethoven’s sonatas have long formed a bridge between the worlds of the salon and the concert hall. For today’s audience, Rosen has written a guide that brings out the gravity, passion, and humor of these works and will enrich the appreciation of a wide range of readers, whether listeners, amateur musicians, or professional pianists. The book includes a CD of Rosen performing extracts from several of the sonatas, illustrating points made in the text.


The Cambridge Companion to Beethoven by Glenn Stanley,Jonathan Cross

The Cambridge Companion to Beethoven
  • Title : The Cambridge Companion to Beethoven
  • Author : Glenn Stanley,Jonathan Cross
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521589345
  • Pages : 373
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A survey of Beethoven's music and the personal and historical contexts in which it was composed, first published in 2000.


Chamber Music by John H. Baron,Baron, Mon

Chamber Music
  • Title : Chamber Music
  • Author : John H. Baron,Baron, Mon
  • Publisher : New York : Garland Pub.
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 500
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  • Language : English
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The Evolution of the Minuet/scherzo in the Music of Beethoven by Michael David Luxner

The Evolution of the Minuet/scherzo in the Music of Beethoven
  • Title : The Evolution of the Minuet/scherzo in the Music of Beethoven
  • Author : Michael David Luxner
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 478
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  • Language : English
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The Beethoven Newsletter by N.A

The Beethoven Newsletter
  • Title : The Beethoven Newsletter
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Beethoven Journal by N.A

The Beethoven Journal
  • Title : The Beethoven Journal
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Records in Review by N.A

Records in Review
  • Title : Records in Review
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Chamber music by Hubert Unverricht

Chamber music
  • Title : Chamber music
  • Author : Hubert Unverricht
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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Cultivating String Quartets in Beethoven's Vienna by Nancy November

Cultivating String Quartets in Beethoven's Vienna
  • Title : Cultivating String Quartets in Beethoven's Vienna
  • Author : Nancy November
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781783272327
  • Pages : 258
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  • Language : English
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The first detailed contextual study of chamber music in Beethoven's Vienna, at a time when the string quartet reigned supreme among the different chamber genres


The Musical Mainstream by N.A

The Musical Mainstream
  • Title : The Musical Mainstream
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Beethoven's 'Appassionata' Sonata by Martha Frohlich

Beethoven's 'Appassionata' Sonata
  • Title : Beethoven's 'Appassionata' Sonata
  • Author : Martha Frohlich
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 204
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  • Language : English
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Focusing on the manuscript sources for one of Beethoven's most popular piano sonatas, the OP.57 in F minor (known as the "Appassionata," 1804-5), this book presents transcriptions of all the known sketches for this work and evaluates them in terms of their specific stage of evolution and their relationship to the final version. Incorporating the analytic vocabulary proposed by Jan LaRue, Frohlich summarizes salient points for each movement which serve as a basis for the sketch discussions. The detailed sketch analysis explores such topics as harmonic rhythm, phrase structure, and climax planning. Facsimile reproductions of the sketches allow scholars to compare the transcriptions with the originals. Also included is an examination of the significant revisions of the finale in the autograph.


Image And Structure In Chamber Music by Donald N. Ferguson

Image And Structure In Chamber Music
  • Title : Image And Structure In Chamber Music
  • Author : Donald N. Ferguson
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press, Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 339
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  • Language : English
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"Image and Structure in Chamber Music " was first published in 1964. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The major portion of this book is devoted to descriptions of the most important chamber music works, taken up in separate chapters by composer in broadly chronological order--Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Brahms. There are also chapters on the intimacy of chamber music, on the antecedents of the above-named composers, on nationalistic chamber music, on twentieth-century chamber music, and on chamber music in the United States.


The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians by Stanley Sadie,John Tyrrell

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
  • Title : The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians
  • Author : Stanley Sadie,John Tyrrell
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 897
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  • Language : English
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Dissertation Abstracts International by N.A

Dissertation Abstracts International
  • Title : Dissertation Abstracts International
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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International Who's Who in Classical Music 2009 by Routledge

International Who's Who in Classical Music 2009
  • Title : International Who's Who in Classical Music 2009
  • Author : Routledge
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781857435139
  • Pages : 953
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  • Language : English
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A complete biographical reference work covering all aspects of the classical music world.


Beethoven by Laura Tunbridge

Beethoven
  • Title : Beethoven
  • Author : Laura Tunbridge
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • ISBN Code : 0241987458
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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2020 marks 250 years since Beethoven's birth Ludwig van Beethoven: to some, simply the greatest ever composer of Western classical music. Yet his life remains shrouded in myths, and the image persists of him as an eccentric genius shaking his fist at heaven. Beethoven by Oxford professor Laura Tunbridge cuts through the noise in a refreshing way. Each chapter focuses on a period of his life, a piece of music and a revealing theme, from family to friends, from heroism to liberty. It's a winning combination of rich biographical detail, insight into the music and surprising new angles, all of which can transform how you listen to his works. We discover, for example, Beethoven's oddly modern talent for self-promotion, how he was influenced by factors from European wars to instrument building, and how he was heard by contemporaries. This tour de force - published for the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth - provides a fresh overview and a wealth of material that has never been revealed to the wider public before. It's a compelling, human portrayal of Beethoven and a fascinating journey into one of the world's most amazing creative minds. 'We are doubly blessed that Beethoven should have led such an extraordinary life. Laura has combined the two - the genius of his music and the richness of his experiences - to shine a revealing light on our greatest composer' John Humphrys 'Tunbridge has come up with the seemingly impossible: a new way of approaching Beethoven's life and music. . . profoundly original and hugely readable' John Suchet, author Beethoven: The Man Revealed 'This well researched and accessible book is a must read for all who seek to know more about the flesh and blood tangible Beethoven.' John Clubbe, author of Beethoven: The Relentless Revolutionary 'This book is really wonderful! ... However many books on Beethoven you own, find the space for one more. This one' Stephen Hough, pianist, composer, writer 'In a year when everyone's looking for a new take on Beethoven, Laura Tunbridge has found nine. ...Fresh and engaging' Norman Lebrecht, author of Genius and Anxiety 'Remarkable . . . she captures the essence of his genius and character. I'll always want to keep it in easy reach' Julia Boyd, author of Travellers in the third Reich


The Listener's Guide to Chamber Music by Christopher Headington

The Listener's Guide to Chamber Music
  • Title : The Listener's Guide to Chamber Music
  • Author : Christopher Headington
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 138
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  • Language : English
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A chronological review of chamber music focuses on the major composers and their most important works for small groups of players


Mozart, Haydn and Early Beethoven: 1781-1802 by Daniel Heartz

Mozart, Haydn and Early Beethoven: 1781-1802
  • Title : Mozart, Haydn and Early Beethoven: 1781-1802
  • Author : Daniel Heartz
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN Code : 0393285782
  • Pages : 800
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  • Language : English
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A vivid portrait of Mozart and Haydn's greatest achievements and young Beethoven's works under their influence. Completing the trilogy begun with Haydn, Mozart and the Viennese School, 1740-1780 and continued in Music in European Capitals: The Galant Style, 1720-1780, Daniel Heartz concludes his extensive chronicle of the Classical Era with this much-anticipated third volume. By the early years of the nineteenth century, "Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven" had become a catchphrase—a commonplace expression signifying musical excellence. Indeed, even in his early career, Beethoven was hailed as the only musician worthy to stand beside Haydn and Mozart. In this volume, Heartz winds up the careers of Haydn and Mozart (who during the 1780s produced their most famous and greatest works) and describes Beethoven's first decade in Vienna, during which he began composing by patterning his works on the two masters. The tumult and instability of the French Revolution serves as a vivid historical backdrop for the tale.


The Changing Image of Beethoven by Alessandra Comini

The Changing Image of Beethoven
  • Title : The Changing Image of Beethoven
  • Author : Alessandra Comini
  • Publisher : Rizzoli International Publications
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 480
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  • Language : English
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Guide to Chamber Music by Melvin Berger

Guide to Chamber Music
  • Title : Guide to Chamber Music
  • Author : Melvin Berger
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • ISBN Code : 0486316726
  • Pages : 480
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  • Language : English
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Authoritative, beautifully written guide presents 231 of the most frequently performed pieces of chamber music by 55 composers. For each, the author gives a brief biography, followed by discussions of the individual compositions — both their historical and musical contexts and their salient features, including formal organization, content, and any extramusical associations. "No lover of chamber music should be without this Guide." — John Barkham Reviews. Preface. Glossary.


Beethoven by Alan Edgar Frederic Dickinson

Beethoven
  • Title : Beethoven
  • Author : Alan Edgar Frederic Dickinson
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 250
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  • Language : English
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Year of Wonder by Clemency Burton-Hill

Year of Wonder
  • Title : Year of Wonder
  • Author : Clemency Burton-Hill
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • ISBN Code : 0062856219
  • Pages : 448
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  • Language : English
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“Year of Wonder is an absolute treat—the most enlightening way to be guided through the year.” — Eddie Redmayne A unique celebration of classical music that showcases one inspirational piece each day of the year, written by an award-winning violinist and BBC Radio personality Classical music has a reputation for being stuffy, boring, and largely inaccessible, but Burton-Hill is here to change that. An award-winning writer, broadcaster and musician, with a deep love of the art form she wants everyone to feel welcome at the classical party, and her desire to share her passion for its diverse wonders inspired this unique, enlightening, and expertly curated treasury. As she says, “The only requirements for enjoying classical music are open ears and an open mind.” Year of Wonder introduces readers to one piece of music each day of the year, artfully selected from across genres, time periods, and composers. Burton-Hill offers short introductions to contextualize each piece, and makes the music come alive in modern and playful ways. From Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and Puccini to George Gershwin, Clara Schumann, Philip Glass, Duke Ellington, and many remarkable yet often-overlooked voices, Burton-Hill takes us on a dazzling journey through our most treasured musical landscape. Thoughtfully curated and masterfully researched, Year of Wonder is a book of classical music for everyone. Whether you’re a newcomer or an aficionado, Burton-Hill’s celebration will inspire, nourish, and enrich your life in unexpected ways.


Library of Congress Catalog by Library of Congress

Library of Congress Catalog
  • Title : Library of Congress Catalog
  • Author : Library of Congress
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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A cumulative list of works represented by Library of Congress printed cards.


Political Beethoven by Nicholas Mathew

Political Beethoven
  • Title : Political Beethoven
  • Author : Nicholas Mathew
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107005892
  • Pages : 273
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  • Language : English
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Political Beethoven explores Beethoven's music as an active participant in political life from the Napoleonic Wars to the present day.


Beethoven by Owain Tudor Edwards

Beethoven
  • Title : Beethoven
  • Author : Owain Tudor Edwards
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 107
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  • Language : English
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The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays by Richard Taruskin

The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays
  • Title : The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays
  • Author : Richard Taruskin
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520268059
  • Pages : 488
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  • Language : English
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Ludwig Van Beethoven by Richard Evidon

Ludwig Van Beethoven
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Chamber Music by N.A

Chamber Music
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