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Beethoven Essays

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$42.00 • £36.95 • €38.95

ISBN 9780674063792

Publication Date: 10/01/1990


384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

16 musical examples


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  • Preface
  • Music and Myth
    • 1. The Ninth Symphony: A Search for Order
  • The Interior Dimension
    • 2. Beethoven’s Birth Year
    • 3. The Nobility Pretense
    • 4. The Dreams of Beethoven
    • 5. The Posthumous Life of Ludwig Maria van Beethoven
    • 6. On Beethoven’s Deafness
  • Biography and Creativity
    • 7. Thoughts on Biography
    • 8. The Creative Periods of Beethoven
    • 9. Beethoven’s Creative Process: A Two-Part Invention
    • 10. Beethoven and His Nephew: A Reappraisal
  • The Immortal Beloved
    • 11. Recherche de Josephine Deym
    • 12. Antonie Brentano and Beethoven
  • Some Varieties of Utopia
    • Beethoven’s Magazin der Kunst
    • 14. Beethoven and Schiller
    • 15. The Quest for Faith
  • The Tagebuch
    • 16. Beethoven’s Tagebuch
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Credits
  • Index of the Tagebuch
  • Index of Compositions
  • General Index

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