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Oxford University Press, USA. Set in the framework of Beethoven's life, William Kinderman's detailed examination of the music traces the com. ISBN10 : 019816680X, ISBN13 : 9780198166801.

William Kinderman is Professor of Musicology at the University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana. His books include Beethoven's "Diabelli" Variations (OUP, 1987), e. Beethoven's Compositional Process (Nebraska, 1991), Beethoven (OUP and California, 1995), e. The Second Practice of Nineteenth-Century Tonality (Nebraska, 1996), Artaria 195: Beethoven's Sketchbook for the 'Missa solemnis' and the Piano Sonata in E Major, Opus 109 (Illinois, 3 vols

No group of compositions occupies a more central position in chamber music, yet the meaning of these works continues to stimulate debate. William Kinderman's The String Quartets of Beethoven stands as the most detailed and comprehensive exploration of the subject

No group of compositions occupies a more central position in chamber music, yet the meaning of these works continues to stimulate debate. William Kinderman's The String Quartets of Beethoven stands as the most detailed and comprehensive exploration of the subject. It collects new work by leading international scholars who draw on a variety of historical sources and analytical approaches to offer fresh insights into the aesthetics of the quartets, probing expressive and structural features that have hitherto received little attention. A wealth of information about Beethoven's life and works is compressed into this remarkable book, and it is a testament to Kinderman's literary as well as scholarly abilities that it never reads like a survey.

William Kinderman also shows how Beethoven's response to the political and philosophical currents of his time is. .This book examines the main lines ofBeethoven's creative development, from his formative years at Bonn to the last string quartets written near the end of his life.

William Kinderman also shows how Beethoven's response to the political and philosophical currents of his time is reflected 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.

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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Kinderman traces the composer's intellectual and musical development from the early works written in Bonn to the Ninth Symphony and the late quartets.

Combining musical insight and the most recent research, William Kinderman's Beethoven is both a richly drawn portrait of the man and a guide to his music. Kinderman traces the composer's intellectual and musical development from the early works written in Bonn to the Ninth Symphony and the late quartets. Throughout, he looks at compositions from different and original perspectives that show Beethoven's art as a union of sensuous and rational, of expression and structure. In analyses of individual pieces, Kinderman shows that the deepening of Beethoven's musical thought was a continuous process over decades of his life.Works discussed include the Joseph Cantata, many of the piano sonatas and variations, selected songs and other vocal pieces, Fidelio, the Missa solemnis, and the main chamber and symphonic music. Certain works, such as the song cycle An die ferne Geliebte, are illuminated in relation to Beethoven's personal life, and his response to the political and philosophical currents of his time can be seen in some of his greatest masterpieces.Rather than the conventional image of a heroic and tormented figure, what emerges here is a more complex, more fully rounded account of the composer. Although Beethoven's deafness and his other personal crises are addressed, together with his ever-increasing commitment to his art, so too are the lighter aspects of his personality: his humor, his love of puns, his great delight in juxtaposing the exalted and the commonplace.

Comments: (7)

Grokinos
Wonderful! All of Beethoven's piano sonatas in one place.
Nern
A Treasure Trove for Music Experts... because the author analyzes very finely a number of Beethoven's compositions. If I had ANY TRAINING in music, I am sure that I would have been entranced by all these insights and interpretations; but unfortunately, I have absolutely no knowledge about the inner workings of music and can only assume that those who do will find this book fascinating. Despite my ignorance, I stuck with reading the book (scanning over the passages that dealt with the mechanics of music), gained some insight from the author's interpretations, and now know that behind the music created is more than just what meets the ear.
Visonima
I bought this because I am a musician (sing & play flute & clarinet). I have always been a fan of Beethoven, and thought this book would be fascinating. While there is plenty of information about him given, it is written in such a way that I have yet to finish reading it. It is very dry, clinical, and quite frankly, boring. I had hoped for an entertaining, insightful read but have been sorely disappointed.
ChallengeMine
I am a longtime fan of Beethoven- the greatest artist yet born, but like most I don't know enough about the man and his life.
This book begins with, and is thoroughly bogged-down by philosophical wanderings so far away from Beethoven himself that I often wondered what the author's intent was. I think I finally found out: to impress us with his knowledge of the arcane workings of musical form.
I would like a good biography of Beethoven, Please.
Do not buy this book.
Urllet
I thought I was ordering a factual history of Beethoven, not a detailed epistle on his music. I was extrememly disappointed. I would think only a professional classical trained musician would enjoy this book.
Fordrelis
This unhackneyed, interesting book surveys Beethoven's music via representative, sometimes little known works, arrayed in a loose biographical framework. Kinderman concentrates on Beethoven's characteristic traits, many of which are clearly audible already in the composer's childhood and teenage works. The book is aimed at a general audience, though a little familiarity with Beethoven's music and basic musical terminogy is useful (sonata, recapitulation, key).

The book conveys an idea of some of Beethoven's compositional techniques (the analyses are relatively brief, and often only cover aspects of given works, but many are extremely insightful). In more descriptive passages, Kinderman hones in on the essential in the music, without wasting time with the usual sturm+drang+fate baggage too often equated with Beethoven. Typical Beethovenish features, such as the mischievous sense of humor, and the sensory and emotional effects achieved without a trace of sentimentality, get their due too.

To be sure, there are some flaws. The segments on certain philosophical tendencies of the time were not interesting (for me), but Kinderman does clearly label these optional. Fortunately, the reader can easily separate out subjective interpretations from the first rate analyses, since Kinderman doesn't disguise his views in pretend academic authority. I do somewhat cringe at the musicological cliche of calling Beethoven's middle period "heroic". To me, this baffling label puts a false programmatic spin on what is really extremely varied music. In the same vein, the one composition really nicknamed "heroic" may get the only really overblown interpretation in the book (what is known about Beethoven's original sketch plans for the Eroica doesn't to me seem to support Kinderman's view). Fortunately, I never got the feeling that Kinderman tried to cram his views down anyone else's throat.

Otherwise, the book remains on solid ground. I upgraded my original four stars to five, since I think this book is very useful to those who love the music and want to understand some of it a little better. Currently nothing else (that's in print and easily available) does the job as well as Kinderman.
Faegal
William Kinderman is the distinguished author of this definitive study. An insightful work that delves deeply into Beethoven's musical achievement.
Beethoven download epub
Arts & Literature
Author: William Kinderman
ISBN: 0520087968
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press (1995)
Pages: 374 pages