Beethoven, Eroica Symphony

Beethoven, Eroica Symphony

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Cambridge Univ Pr
A handbook examining the 'Eroica' Symphony - perhaps Beethoven's most provocative work.
Beethoven's Third Symphony, originally entitled "Bonaparte", now bears the title "Eroica" ("Heroic"). Napoleon promised an Enlightened Europe but ultimately Beethoven was disillusioned by him. This handbook treats the politics, aesthetics, reception, and musical meaning of this decisive work, which, because of its unique design, powerfully expanded the potential of symphonic expression. Beethoven's ideals, derived largely from the writings of Friedrich Schiller and clearly perceived already by the composer's contemporaries, are readily apparent in the music.

Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1998
ISBN: 9780521475280
Branch Call Number: 784.2184 BEETH SIPE
Characteristics: xi, 146 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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