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Author Churgin, Bathia.

Title Transcendent mastery : studies in the music of Beethoven / Bathia Churgin.

Published Hillsdale, N.Y. : Pendragon Press, c2008.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  780.92 BEET/CHUR    AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 413 p. : ill., music ; 27 cm.
Series North American Beethoven studies ; 4
North American Beethoven studies ; v. 4.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 396-407) and indexes.
Summary "The purpose of the four long chapters in this volume is to consider widely and deeply four of Beethoven's most excellent works. Each work represents a different genre and each comes from a different period of Beethoven's stylistic development. Thus, the Piano Sonata, Op. 10, No. 3 (1797-98). represents the early period; the Violin Concerto, Op. 61 (1806), and Violin Sonata, Op. 96 (1812), the middle period (though with several later traits) and the String Quartet, Op. 132 (1825), the late period. As a result, the reader becomes acquainted with the special character of each genre as well as the overall development of Beethoven's style - including a large range of structural types and unique forms. Each work is given a comprehensive analysis rarely applied to single compositions of Beethoven." "In addition to necessary historical background and references to the critical reception, comparisons have been included with other works by Beethoven in the same genre and period. This wider personal context combines with an effort to view Beethoven s music not only in terms of the heritage of Haydn and Mozart, but also in relation to the long development of Classic style and its procedures from the early Classic period onward, starting in the 1730s."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Music -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9781576471227
1576471225