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Author Macdonald, Hugh, 1940-
Title Beethoven's century : essays on composers and themes / Hugh Macdonald.
Published Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2008.
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 Music & Media - Stacks  ML196 .M15 2008    IN LIBRARY
Description xii, 255 p. : ill., maps, music ; 24 cm.
Series Eastman studies in music ; [56]
Eastman studies in music ; v. 56.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Composers. Beethoven's game of cat and mouse ; Schubert's pendulum ; Paganini, Mendelssohn and Turner in Scotland ; Berlioz and Schumann ; Alkan's instruments ; Liszt the conductor ; Wolf's Wagner ; Massenet's craftsmanship ; Skryabin's conquest of time ; Janáček's narratives -- Themes. Raise your glass to French music! ; Comic opera ; Repeats ; [G-flat major, 9/8 meter] ; The musicians' arrondissement ; Les anglais ; Dr. Mephistopheles ; The prose libretto ; 'Un pays où tous sont musiciens--' ; Modernisms that failed.
Summary "Beethoven's Century addresses perennial questions of what music meant to the composer and his audiences, how it was intended to be played and how today's audiences can usefully approach it." "Beethoven's Century concludes with a wry look at some startling developments in early twentieth-century music that have often been overlooked."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Music -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9781580462754 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC number 183610689