Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Cambridge Music Handbooks) by Nicholas Cook

By Nicholas Cook

Beethoven's 9th Symphony is said as one of many excellent masterpieces of the Western culture. greater than the other musical paintings it has develop into a world image of harmony and confirmation. but early critics rejected it as cryptic and whimsical, the made from a deaf and growing older composer. Nicholas Cook's consultant charts the dramatic transformation within the reception of this paintings. the tale starts off in Vienna, with the responses of listeners on the first functionality, and leads to modern China and Japan, the place the symphony has received diametrically adverse interpretations. The account embraces some of the significant figures of 19th- and twentieth-century track, between them Wagner and Schenker. together with an account of the sketches, an exam of the functionality culture, and a instructed new interpretation, this publication opens up new dimensions in our realizing of Beethoven's final symphony.

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