Beethoven : a political artist in revolutionary times / William Kinderman.
By: Kinderman, William.Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2020Description: x, 181 p. : ports., music ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780226669052.Subject(s): Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 | Composers -- Biography. -- AustriaDDC classification: 920
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Preface I. A Tale of Two Cities: Bonn to Vienna II. The Sublime and Inverted Sublime III. Beethoven in Heiligenstadt IV. Path to the Eroica V. Leonore as 'Angel of Freedom' VI. From Grätz to Wagram and Leipzig VII. A Double Chill: Beethoven in Metternich's Vienna VIII. Then and Now: The Ninth Symphony Acknowledgments List of Illustrations and Examples Note about Abbreviations Sources and Documents Index.
We have long regarded Beethoven as a great composer, but we rarely appreciate that he was also an eminently political artist. This book unveils the role of politics in his oeuvre, elucidating how the inherently political nature of Beethoven's music explains its power and endurance.
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