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Beethoven's Critics - Aesthetics Dilemmas and Resolutions During the Composer's Lifetime

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Published in 1986 by the Cambridge University Press.

This book is a survey of the critical reaction to Beethoven's music as it appeared in the major musical journals, French as well as German, of his day, and represents the first book-length history of Beethoven reception.
The author discusses the philosophical and analytical implications of these reviews - by, among others, Hoffmann, A. B. Marx and Berlioz - and reassesses what has come to be the accepted view of a nineteenth-century musical aesthetics rooted in Romantic Idealism.
Wallace sees Beethoven's critics as in fact providing a link between two apparently antithetical approaches to music: the eighteenth-century emphasis on expression and extra-musical interpretation and the nineteenth-century emphasis on 'absolute' music and formal analysis.
This book thus provides, in addition to a carefully documented study of Beethoven's critical reception, a re-evaluation of his oeuvre and its significance in music history.
An index of all reviews cited is provided, and a further appendix contains the quoted material in its original language. Robin Wallace's book is an important addition to the literature in the field, providing a detailed, yet concisely presented examination of the critical reception of Beethoven in contemporary musical periodicals

Complete with original dust jacket this is in a very good clean condition throughout.

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Added value:
A fascinating study for any music lover
Author(s):
Robin Wallace
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.6 cm by 23.4 cm
Edition:
1986
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521306620
ISBN-13:
9780521306621
Number of pages:
184
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Beethoven's Critics - Aesthetics Dilemmas and Resolutions During the Composer's Lifetime

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Published in 1986 by the Cambridge University Press.

This book is a survey of the critical reaction to Beethoven's music as it appeared in the major musical journals, French as well as German, of his day, and represents the first book-length history of Beethoven reception.
The author discusses the philosophical and analytical implications of these reviews - by, among others, Hoffmann, A. B. Marx and Berlioz - and reassesses what has come to be the accepted view of a nineteenth-century musical aesthetics rooted in Romantic Idealism.
Wallace sees Beethoven's critics as in fact providing a link between two apparently antithetical approaches to music: the eighteenth-century emphasis on expression and extra-musical interpretation and the nineteenth-century emphasis on 'absolute' music and formal analysis.
This book thus provides, in addition to a carefully documented study of Beethoven's critical reception, a re-evaluation of his oeuvre and its significance in music history.
An index of all reviews cited is provided, and a further appendix contains the quoted material in its original language. Robin Wallace's book is an important addition to the literature in the field, providing a detailed, yet concisely presented examination of the critical reception of Beethoven in contemporary musical periodicals

Complete with original dust jacket this is in a very good clean condition throughout.

Added value:
A fascinating study for any music lover
Author(s):
Robin Wallace
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15.6 cm by 23.4 cm
Edition:
1986
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521306620
ISBN-13:
9780521306621
Number of pages:
184
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Beethoven's Critics - Aesthetics Dilemmas and Resolutions During the Composer's Lifetime

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