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eBook Beethoven: The Ninth Symphony (Monuments of Western Music) ePub

by David Benjamin Levy

  • ISBN: 002871363X
  • Category: Music
  • Subcategory: Photo and Art
  • Author: David Benjamin Levy
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Schirmer; 1 edition (May 3, 1995)
  • Pages: 226
  • ePub book: 1309 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1927 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 745

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Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, a masterpiece that has influenced virtually every Western composer since its premiere. Only 10 left in stock (more on the way).

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I do not like this book because it is written for those that can read music and have at least some understanding of compositional theroy.

Kindle (5th Generation). I do not like this book because it is written for those that can read music and have at least some understanding of compositional theroy. Mr. Levy's disection of the four movements are very technical, very dry, and not meant for the layman. The biggest problem is just over half of the books 226 pages are simply a measure by measure breakdown of each movement. To me it seems like stating the obvious, espically if one can read music.

Beethoven, The Ninth Symphony book. It explores the controversial realm of period instruments and performance techniques, and challenges old assumptions about the sound and meaning of the music.

The Ninth Symphony is arguably the single piece that inspired the .

The Ninth Symphony is arguably the single piece that inspired the methodology of musical analysis, a discipline of forensic musicological close-reading of the score that tried to prove just how unified and coherent a conception this symphony truly is underneath its chaotically diverse surface. Esteban Buch’s book, Beethoven’s Ninth – A Political History has more on this particular side of the symphony’s history.

Music critics almost universally consider the Ninth Symphony one of Beethoven's greatest works, and among the .

Music critics almost universally consider the Ninth Symphony one of Beethoven's greatest works, and among the greatest musical works ever written. The finale, however, has had its detractors: "arly critics rejected as cryptic and eccentric, the product of a deaf and aging composer

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Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, a masterpiece that has influenced virtually every Western composer since its premiere, has become associated with the marking of momentous public occasions.

In his monograph "Beethoven-the ninth symphony", David Levy describes the rationale for these changes and the . American pianist and music author Charles Rosen has characterized it as a symphony within a symphony, played without interruption.

The symphony is scored for the following orchestra. This "inner symphony" follows the same overall pattern as the Ninth Symphony as a whole. The scheme is as follows: First "movement": theme and variations with slow introduction.

This comprehensive guide to the Ninth Symphony offers insight into more than just the composition and structure of Beethoven's monumental work. It explores the controversial realm of period instruments and performance techniques, and challenges old assumptions about the sound and meaning of the music. Levy surveys and distils the latest research on the Ninth Symphony - material inaccessible to most general readers - and sets forth the elements that give this composition its pre-eminence as a symphony and the artistic choices that make it a monument of Western music. Levy begins in the present with the recent performances and interpretations on the Ninth. He then moves back in time to Beethoven's day to chart the progress that led the composer to produce, over a ten year period, the finished manuscript in 1824. The heart of the book is a clear, concise examination of the music itself. Through musical examples and analytical charts, Levy illuminates the inner workings of the Ninth for scholars and devotees alike. He shows how the Ninth cast its long shadow on the 19th century, and explains why this work continues to move and inspire audiences today.

Comments

Keel Keel
The book starts off badly with a chapter of pompous sermonizing. Then he goes on about the use of Schiller's poem, on which he spends far too much time since it's the music that's important. The musical chapters are good altho I'd say Grove did it better. If you can read music (which I can), that would be essential in following his discussions.
MOQ MOQ
I do not like this book because it is written for those that can read music and have at least some understanding of compositional theroy. Mr. Levy's disection of the four movements are very technical, very dry, and not meant for the layman. My 2 stars then are given as a layman. The biggest problem is just over half of the books 226 pages are simply a measure by measure breakdown of each movement. To me it seems like stating the obvious, espically if one can read music. The later chapters do however provide accounts of the first performance and the symphony's legacy. If I had known of the technical aspect of the book I would have passed. I guess the insight into the composer I seek might better be found in a biography.
Wishamac Wishamac
I'm not a music student and do not read music, so I cannot comment on the technical analysis which makes up most of the book. The parts I enjoyed are tracing the 30 year period leading up to the Beethoven's 9th Symphony, its reception (not always favourable) and performance traditions. I value the select discography analyzing 9 recordings of the 9th Symphony from 1928 to 1992 that were faithful, important or controversial. The conductors include Furtwangler, Toscanini, Roger Norrington, Christopher Hogwood, George Szell and Leonard Bernstein. With footnotes, bibliography and index.
Ceck Ceck
i have a completely new level of understanding regarding this tremendous work of music. i appreciate that the author not only works through the musical elements of the work, but also different music appreciation elements as well; he analyses different critical judgements given about the work. furthermore, the complete poem is translated into english (which i should have expected, but didnt). my favorite line of the book is: "Only the most cynical of listeners can walk away from a performance of the ninth symphony without sensing that all could be well with the world, if only the world wished it so" (pp. 8)