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Beethoven for a Later Age

Author : Edward Dusinberre
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“A richly detailed portrayal of the intimate workings of a great string quartet . . . as revealed to us through the recollections of its first violinist.”—Philip Roth Edward Dusinberre, first violinist of the renowned Takács Quartet, offers a rare peek inside the workings of his ensemble, while providing an insightful history of Beethoven’s sixteen string quartets and their performance. Founded in Hungary in 1975 and now based in Boulder, Colorado, the Takács is one of the world’s preeminent string quartets, and performances of Beethoven have been at the center of their work together for over forty years. Using the history of both the Takács Quartet and the Beethoven quartets as a foundation, Beethoven for a Later Age provides a backstage look at the daily life of a quartet, showing the necessary creative tension between individual and group and how four people can at the same time forge a lasting artistic connection and enjoy making music together over decades. In an accessible style, suitable for novices and chamber music enthusiasts alike, Dusinberre illuminates the variety and contradictions of Beethoven’s quartets, which were composed against the turbulent backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars and their aftermath, and he brings the technical aspects of the music to life. “We are given intimate insight into the almost impossible-to-describe musical process of rehearsal and performance, the artistic and human interaction that links these modern musicians with their forebears and Beethoven himself.”—Garrick Ohlsson, pianist “This singular memoir . . . will be something between informative and revelatory to readers from musicians to music lovers.”—Jan Swafford, author of Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph

The Living Age

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Stories of Tonality in the Age of Fran ois Joseph F tis

Author : Thomas Christensen
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Stories of Tonality in the Age of François-Joseph Fétis explores the concept of musical tonality through the writings of the Belgian musicologist François-Joseph Fétis (1784–1867), who was singularly responsible for theorizing and popularizing the term in the nineteenth century. Thomas Christensen weaves a rich story in which tonality emerges as a theoretical construct born of anxiety and alterity for Europeans during this time as they learned more about “other” musics and alternative tonal systems. Tonality became a central vortex in which French musicians thought—and argued—about a variety of musical repertoires, be they contemporary European musics of the stage, concert hall, or church, folk songs from the provinces, microtonal scale systems of Arabic and Indian music, or the medieval and Renaissance music whose notational traces were just beginning to be deciphered by scholars. Fétis’s influential writings offer insight into how tonality ingrained itself within nineteenth-century music discourse, and why it has continued to resonate with uncanny prescience throughout the musical upheavals of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Littell s Living Age

Author : Eliakim Littell
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The Living Age

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The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven Vol 1 3

Author : Alexander Wheelock Thayer
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The Life of Ludwig van Beethoven is the first scholarly biography of Ludwig van Beethoven, covering Beethoven's life to 1816. Thayer became aware of many discrepancies in the already existing biographies of Beethoven, so in 1849 he sailed for Europe to undertake his own researches, learning German and collecting information. Still after many updates Thayer's biography of Beethoven is regarded as a standard work of reference on the composer.

The Beethoven Journal

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Music Through the Ages

Author : Marion Bauer
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Beethoven the Age of Revolution

Author : Frida Knight
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The McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of World Biography

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Beethoven His life and works

Author : Robert Haven Schauffler
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Beethoven

Author : Robert Haven Schauffler
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The New Cambridge Modern History War and peace in an age of upheaval 1793 1830 edited by C W Crawley

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Beethoven Biography of a Genius

Author : George Richard Marek
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Collier s Encyclopedia

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Classical Basics

Author : James Edward Shearer
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The Music Masters From the sixteenth century to the time of Beethoven by W R Anderson and others

Author : Alfred Louis Bacharach
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Passing Time in the Loo

Author : Stevens W. Anderson
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Encyclopedia of World Biography

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Presents brief biographical sketches which provide vital statistics as well as information on the importance of the person listed.

The Beethoven Newsletter

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