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After Beethoven

The Imperative of Originality in the Symphony

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674733398

Publication Date: 01/01/1997

212 pages

musical illustrations


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  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Voice of Tradition and the Voice from Within: The Crisis of the Symphony after Beethoven
  • 2. Sinfonia anti-eroica: Berlioz’s Harold en Italie
  • 3. The Flight of Icarus: Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang
  • 4. Going to Extremes: Schumann’s Fourth Symphony
  • 5. The Ideology of Genre: Brahm’s First Symphony
  • 6. Ambivalent Elysium: Mahler’s Fourth Symphony
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Index

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