Set in the framework of Beethoven's life, William Kinderman's detailed examination of the music traces the composer's intellectual and musical development, from the early works written in Bonn to the Ninth Symphony and the late quartets. Beethoven's innovations in form and style, his musicalsymbolism and narrative structures are illustrated in analyses of all the main works, showing that the deepening of his musical thought was a continuous process throughout his life. William Kinderman also shows how Beethoven's response to the political and philosophical currents of his time isreflected in some of his greatest masterpieces. Although the implications of Beethoven's deafness and other personal crises are fully addressed, so too are the lighter aspects of his personality - his humour, his love of puns, and his delight in juxtaposing the exalted and the commonplace. Combining musical insight and the most recent research, Beethoven is both a portrait of the man and a guide to his music.
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The Bonn Years
The Heroic Style 118031806
The Heroic Style II 18061809
The Congress of Vienna Period 18131815
The Hammerklavier Sonata 18161818
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Adagio aesthetic Allegro Allegro con hrio Andante Antonie Brentano Archduke Trio Arietta artistic ascending bars bass Beethoven's music beginning Bonn C# minor cadence cadential cadenza cantata Cello Sonata character choral finale chord climax close coda composer composition context contrast Credo descending Diabelli Variations diminished-seventh dissonant dominant dramatic earlier ensuing Eroica Eroica Symphony expressive F major Fidelio foreshadowing fortissimo fugal fugue gesture Grosse Fuge Hammerklavier Sonata harmonic Haydn later Ludwig van Beethovens lyrical main theme melodic ment Missa solemnis molto motif motivic Mozart narrative Ninth Symphony octaves opening Allegro opening theme orchestral original Overture passage pedal phrase pianissimo Piano Sonata pieces pitch Presto recapitulation relationship rhythm rhythmic rondo scherzo Schiller's semitone Sketchbook sketches slow introduction slow movement sonata form song sonority String Quartet structure symbolic syncopated tempo tension texture Thayer-Forbes thematic third tion tonal tonic transition trill trio Vienna violin