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Beethoven: A Political Artist in Revolutionary Times

William Kinderman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226669052
eISBN:
9780226669199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226669199.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This book explores the animating presence of the political in almost every aspect of Beethoven's life, work, and legacy. Beethoven was a civically engaged thinker confronted with severe challenges. ... More


Beethoven after Napoleon: Political Romanticism in the Late Works

Stephen Rumph

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238558
eISBN:
9780520930124
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238558.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book is an analysis of Beethoven's late style, demonstrating how deeply political events shaped the composer's music, from his early enthusiasm for the French Revolution to his later ... More


The Heroic Sublime

Stephen Rumph

in Beethoven after Napoleon: Political Romanticism in the Late Works

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238558
eISBN:
9780520930124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238558.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter argues that Beethoven continued to give musical expression to his early convictions long after many of his peers had retreated into mysticism and reactionary medievalism. As late as ... More


Promethean History

Stephen Rumph

in Beethoven after Napoleon: Political Romanticism in the Late Works

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520238558
eISBN:
9780520930124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520238558.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The touchstone for Beethoven's early ideology remains the Eroica Symphony, namesake and glory of the heroic style. Each generation, from Beethoven's age to the present, has wrung new meanings out of ... More


Beethoven in Heiligenstadt

William Kinderman

in Beethoven: A Political Artist in Revolutionary Times

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226669052
eISBN:
9780226669199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226669199.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Reevaluation of Beethoven's pivotal half-year spent in seclusion at the village of Heiligenstadt during 1802 enables fresh insight into his creative process. Beethoven withdrew from society on ... More


Path to the Eroica

William Kinderman

in Beethoven: A Political Artist in Revolutionary Times

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226669052
eISBN:
9780226669199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226669199.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

The allegorical portrait of Beethoven by Willibrord Mähler from around 1804—the time of the Eroica Symphony and of Napoleon Bonaparte's crowning himself emperor—is a rich source that merits close ... More


Revolutionary Freedom: An Image of Musical Autonomy in Beethoven

Daniel K.L. Chua

in Theology, Music, and Modernity: Struggles for Freedom

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198846550
eISBN:
9780191881633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846550.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Theology

This chapter explores the relation between style and agency inspired by the French Revolution in the formation of the heroic subject and its claims to freedom. In particular, it considers how this ... More


Kant, Aesthetic Judgement, and Beethoven

John Hare

in Theology, Music, and Modernity: Struggles for Freedom

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198846550
eISBN:
9780191881633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846550.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Theology

This chapter explores Kant’s conception of the relation of the beautiful and the sublime to freedom and to moral theology. It then turns to Beethoven’s conception of the sublime, and illustrates this ... More


Freedom in Paul and Modernity

Chris Tilling

in Theology, Music, and Modernity: Struggles for Freedom

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198846550
eISBN:
9780191881633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846550.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Theology

In this chapter, Tilling argues that an account of Paul’s understanding of freedom can be brought into fruitful dialogue with other contributions in this volume, and with ‘freedom’ in the Eroica and ... More


Nothing: Presto—Più Forte

Daniel K L Chua

in Beethoven & Freedom

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199769322
eISBN:
9780190657253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769322.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This ‘movement’ considers how Beethoven’s music articulates the freedom of the heroic subject and its inherent contradictions, particularly through the logic of the ‘blank’ or ‘zero’ sign and the ... More


Conservatoire Orchestra: First Concert [Eighth Season]

Katherine Kolb

in Berlioz on Music: Selected Criticism 1824-1837

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199391950
eISBN:
9780199391981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391950.003.0022
Subject:
Music, Opera, History, Western

Berlioz’s first official article for the Journal des débats follows the order of the program in reviewing the first Conservatoire Orchestra concert of the season, thus conveying the typically varied ... More


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