Beethoven: The 'Moonlight' and Other Sonatas, Op. 27 and Op. 31

Book Beethoven: The 'Moonlight' and Other Sonatas, Op. 27 and Op. 31
Book Title
Beethoven: The 'Moonlight' and Other Sonatas, Op. 27 and Op. 31
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Author
Timothy Jones,Jones Timothy
ISBN
9780521598590
Pages
146
Publish Date
1999-10-21

This 1999 book is a comprehensive introduction to Beethoven's most popular piano sonata, and Opp. 27 and 31.

Moonlighting

Book Moonlighting
Book Title
Moonlighting
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Author
Nathan Waddell
ISBN
0198816707
Pages
272
Publish Date
2019-06-27

How and why did the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) matter to experimental writers in the early twentieth century? Previous answers to this question have tended to focus on structural analogies between musical works and literary texts, charting the many different ways in which poetry and prose resemble Beethoven's compositions. This book takes a different approach. It focuses on how early twentieth-century writers--chief among them E. M. Forster, Aldous Huxley, Wyndham Lewis, Dorothy Richardson, Rebecca West, and Virginia Woolf--profited from the representational conventions associated in the nineteenth century and beyond with Beethovenian culture. The emphasis of Moonlighting falls for the most part on how modernist writers made use of Beethovenian legend. It is concerned neither with formal similarities between Beethoven's music and modernist writing nor with the music of Beethoven per se, but with certain ways of understanding Beethoven's music which had long before 1900 taken shape as habit, myth, cliche, and fantasy, and with the influence they had on experimental writing up to 1930. Moonlighting suggests that the modernists drew knowingly and creatively on the conventional. It proposes that many of the most experimental works of modernist literature were shaped by a knowing reliance on Beethovenian consensus; in short, that the literary modernists knew Beethovenian legend when they saw it, and that they were eager to use it.

The Creation of Beethoven's 35 Piano Sonatas

Book The Creation of Beethoven's 35 Piano Sonatas
Book Title
The Creation of Beethoven's 35 Piano Sonatas
Publisher
Taylor & Francis
Author
Barry Cooper
ISBN
131703709X
Pages
228
Publish Date
2017-04-05

Beethoven’s piano sonatas are a cornerstone of the piano repertoire and favourites of both the concert hall and recording studio. The sonatas have been the subject of much scholarship, but no single study gives an adequate account of the processes by which these sonatas were composed and published. With source materials such as sketches and correspondence increasingly available, the time is ripe for a close study of the history of these works. Barry Cooper, who in 2007 produced a new edition of all 35 sonatas, including three that are often overlooked, examines each sonata in turn, addressing questions such as: Why were they written? Why did they turn out as they did? How did they come into being and how did they reach their final form? Drawing on the composer’s sketches, autograph scores and early printed editions, as well as contextual material such as correspondence, Cooper explores the links between the notes and symbols found in the musical texts of the sonatas, and the environment that brought them about. The result is a biography not of the composer, but of the works themselves.

After the Golden Age

Book After the Golden Age
Book Title
After the Golden Age
Publisher
OUP USA
Author
Kenneth Hamilton
ISBN
0195178262
Pages
304
Publish Date
2008

Hamilton dissects the oft invoked myth of a 'Great Tradition', or Golden Age of pianism. He then goes on to discuss the performance style great pianists, from Liszt to Paderewski, and delves into the far from inevitable development of the piano recital.

The Beethoven Journal

Book The Beethoven Journal
Book Title
The Beethoven Journal
Publisher
Author
N.A
ISBN
Pages
N.A
Publish Date
2000

Notes

Book Notes
Book Title
Notes
Publisher
Author
Music Library Association
ISBN
Pages
N.A
Publish Date
1999

Bibliographic Guide to Music

Book Bibliographic Guide to Music
Book Title
Bibliographic Guide to Music
Publisher
G K Hall
Author
Gale Group
ISBN
9780783892139
Pages
920
Publish Date
2001

The Eighteenth Century

Book The Eighteenth Century
Book Title
The Eighteenth Century
Publisher
Ams PressInc
Author
Kevin L. Cope,Sean C. Goodlett,Robert C. Leitz, III,James May,Deborah Armintor,David Venturo,Gloria Eive,Megan Conway,Kathryn Duncan
ISBN
9780404622275
Pages
561
Publish Date
2003

This reference work provides bibliographic details for students of 18th-century studies.

Ad Parnassum

Book Ad Parnassum
Book Title
Ad Parnassum
Publisher
Author
N.A
ISBN
Pages
N.A
Publish Date
2003

Beethoven al pianoforte

Book Beethoven al pianoforte
Book Title
Beethoven al pianoforte
Publisher
Il Saggiatore
Author
Chiantore Luca
ISBN
8865763949
Pages
496
Publish Date
2014-10-23

Beethoven genio compositivo. Beethoven campione dell’universalità del linguaggio musicale. Beethoven artista assoluto, creatore di capolavori immortali nei quali il Romanticismo riconobbe i propri ideali metafisici. Ma esiste anche un Beethoven nascosto, spesso taciuto o messo in secondo piano: il Beethoven virtuoso del pianoforte, interprete di impareggiabile spettacolarità, improvvisatore capace di avvincere le platee. Figlia dell’idealismo tedesco, la divisione – di più, la spaccatura – fra interpretazione e composizione, a tutto vantaggio della seconda, subordina lo strumentista all’autore e circonda la partitura di un’aura sacrale: l’opera, destinata a trascendere la realtà sensibile per raggiungere il piano spirituale che le assegna Arthur Schopenhauer, si cristallizza sul pentagramma in una struttura formale considerata perfetta e dunque immutabile. Per questo, a partire dal Romanticismo, i frammenti e gli esercizi redatti dai più diversi compositori vengono visti con superficialità, e indagati solo nella misura in cui possono celare, al loro interno, parti da presentare come opere compiute. Luca Chiantore, analizzando con l’acribia dello studioso e la passione del pianista gli esercizi di Beethoven, dimostra invece che i suoi appunti di lavoro rappresentano una tappa di irripetibile creatività nella storia della musica europea. Gli esercizi, infatti, permettono di sperimentare, di coltivare abilità, di sviluppare movimenti prima sconosciuti, o addirittura ritenuti impossibili; negli esercizi non c’è finalità che non sia esplorare e approfondire la relazione fra lo strumento e il corpo. In questo senso, per il musicista, sono un metodo insostituibile per scoprire il mondo, per conoscerlo. E per continuare ad arricchire la propria elaborazione compositiva. La creazione, allora, non conosce riposo, passa dalla partitura di un’opera alle veloci annotazioni di lavoro e da queste all’improvvisazione, senza che sia possibile interrompere il continuum, se non in modo arbitrario. Come forse è accaduto con Per Elisa, ingabbiata dai successori di Beethoven in una forma che lui stesso, con tutta probabilità, non avrebbe mai riconosciuto come definitiva, estraneo com’era all’idea dell’opera musicale come oggetto inviolabile. Beethoven al pianoforte presenta al lettore un’immagine inedita del compositore, in cui alla genialità autoriale si coniuga un’inquietudine creativa inesausta, già radicalmente moderna. Lo fa partendo dagli esercizi con i quali Beethoven riempì i suoi quaderni, e attraverso i quali intendeva raggiungere una spettacolarità che non si riduceva a mero virtuosismo, ma che era innanzitutto la manifestazione sensibile del desiderio di libertà dell’essere umano.

The Musical World

Book The Musical World
Book Title
The Musical World
Publisher
Author
N.A
ISBN
Pages
N.A
Publish Date
1870

A Dictionary of Music and Musicians

Book A Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Book Title
A Dictionary of Music and Musicians
Publisher
Author
George Grove,John Alexander Fuller-Maitland
ISBN
Pages
N.A
Publish Date
1890

The Athenaeum

Book The Athenaeum
Book Title
The Athenaeum
Publisher
Author
N.A
ISBN
Pages
N.A
Publish Date
1871