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By Lewis Lockwood

ISBN-10: 039307644X

ISBN-13: 9780393076448

ISBN-10: 0393353850

ISBN-13: 9780393353853

An exploration of the dependable inventive imaginative and prescient underlying Beethoven’s symphonies, from one of many world’s major students of the composer’s works.

More than the other composer, Beethoven left to posterity an unlimited physique of fabric that records the early phases of just about every little thing he wrote. From this trove of sketchbooks, Lewis Lockwood attracts us into the composer’s brain, unveiling an artistic strategy of magnificent scope and originality.

For musicians and nonmusicians alike, Beethoven’s symphonies stand on the summit of inventive success, enjoyed this present day as they have been 200 years in the past for his or her emotional cogency, kind, and unheard of individuality. Beethoven worked to accomplish 9 of them over his lifetime—a area of Mozart’s output and a 10th of Haydn’s—yet no musical works are extra iconic, extra indelibly stamped at the reminiscence of an individual who has heard them. they're the goods of an mind's eye that drove the composer to construct out of the top musical traditions of the previous anything startlingly new.

Lockwood brings to undergo a protracted occupation of learning the surviving assets that yield perception into Beethoven’s artistic paintings, together with suggestion sketches for symphonies that have been by no means comprehensive. From those, Lockwood bargains interesting revelations into the historic and biographical situations within which the symphonies have been composed. during this compelling tale of Beethoven’s singular ambition, Lockwood introduces readers to the symphonies as person works of art, greatly tracing their genesis opposed to the backdrop of political upheavals, live performance lifestyles, and their courting to his significant works in different genres. From the 1st symphonies, written in the course of his rising deafness, to the enormous 9th, Lockwood brings to existence Beethoven’s lifelong ardour to compose works of unsurpassed beauty.

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