The Cambridge Companion to Beethoven

Front Cover
Glenn Stanley, Jonathan Cross
Cambridge University Press, May 11, 2000 - Music - 373 pages
This Companion provides a comprehensive view of Beethoven and his work. The first part of the book presents the composer as a private individual, as a professional, and at the work-place, discussing biographical problems, Beethoven's professional activities when not composing and his methods as a composer. In the heart of the book, individual chapters are devoted to all the major genres cultivated by Beethoven and to the elements of style and structure that cross all genres. The book concludes by looking at the ways that Beethoven and his music have been interpreted by performers, writers on music, and in the arts, literature, and philosophy. The essays in this volume, written by leading Beethoven specialists, maintain traditional emphases on Beethoven studies while incorporating some of the most recent developments in musicology and theory.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

music Glenn Stanley
3
musical activist and thinker Glenn Stanley 14
14
sketches and autographs Barry Cooper 32
32
Beethovens musical inheritance
45
Phrase period theme Roger Kamien 64
64
goaldirectedness in Beethovens music
84
concertos sonatas variations small forms
105
seeking unity in mixed sonorities
127
Manner tone and tendency in Beethovens chamber music for strings
147
Sound and structure in Beethovens orchestral music Leon Botstein 165
165
Beethovens songs and vocal style Amanda Glauert 186
186
historical textcritical and interpretative
200
Beethovens religious songs oratorio and masses
218
Beethoven in the works of other
239
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information