Download e-book for iPad: Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Cambridge Music Handbooks) by Nicholas Cook

By Nicholas Cook

ISBN-10: 0521390397

ISBN-13: 9780521390392

ISBN-10: 0521399246

ISBN-13: 9780521399241

Beethoven's 9th Symphony is stated as one of many very best masterpieces of the Western culture. greater than the other musical paintings it has turn into a global image of harmony and confirmation. but early critics rejected it as cryptic and kooky, the manufactured from a deaf and getting older composer. Nicholas Cook's consultant charts the dramatic transformation within the reception of this paintings. the tale starts in Vienna, with the responses of listeners on the first functionality, and results in modern China and Japan, the place the symphony has received diametrically hostile interpretations. The account embraces some of the significant figures of 19th- and twentieth-century tune, between them Wagner and Schenker. together with an account of the sketches, an exam of the functionality culture, and a advised new interpretation, this publication opens up new dimensions in our figuring out of Beethoven's final symphony.

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