Letters to Beethoven and Other Correspondence: 1824-1828

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Theodore Albrecht
U of Nebraska Press, 1996 - Music - 353 pages
The documents provide important details about the composition of many works, Beethoven?s performance practices, his criticisms of other composers and performers, and his role in the Napoleonic era. Gleaned from more than one hundred publications and collected from autograph sources in libraries and archives in Europeřand the United States, these materials have never before appeared between two covers. At least sixty of the letters have never previously been published. Letters to Beethoven and Other Correspondence vastly enlarges accessibility to Beethoven?s busy life and the music he made.

All documents are translated into English and annotated with identifications of persons and works.


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About the author (1996)

Theodore Albrecht, a professor of music at Kent State University, provides in his preface a history of research on Beethoven's correspondence. Albrecht is the author of Ludwig Van Beethoven: A Guide to Research.

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