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The Cambridge Companion to Beethoven

The Cambridge Companion to Beethoven

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This Companion provides a comprehensive view of Beethoven and his work. The first part of the book presents the composer as a private individual, as a professional, and at the work-place, discussing biographical problems, Beethoven's professional activities when not composing and his methods as a composer. In the heart of the book, individual chapters are devoted to all the major genres cultivated by Beethoven and to the elements of style and structure that cross all genres. The book concludes by looking at the ways that Beethoven and his music have been interpreted by performers, writers on music, and in the arts, literature, and philosophy. The essays in this volume, written by leading Beethoven specialists, maintain traditional emphases on Beethoven studies while incorporating some of the most recent developments in musicology and theory.

Author: Glenn Stanley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 11/05/2000
Pages: 394
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.45lbs
Size: 9.50h x 6.70w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780521589345

Review Citation(s):
Choice 12/01/2000 pg. 715
Reference and Research Bk News 11/01/2000 pg. 143

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