Beethoven's Critics: Aesthetic Dilemmas and Resolutions During the Composer's Lifetime

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CUP Archive, 26. jan. 1990 - 194 sider
This 1990 book is a survey of the critical reaction to Beethoven's music as it appeared in the major musical journals, French as well as German, of his day, and represents the first published history of Beethoven reception. The author discusses the philosophical and analytical implications of these reviews and reassesses what has come to be the accepted view of a nineteenth-century musical aesthetics rooted in Romantic Idealism. Wallace sees Beethoven's critics as in fact providing a link between two apparently antithetical approaches to music: the eighteenth-century emphasis on expression and extra-musical interpretation and the nineteenth-century emphasis on 'absolute' music and formal analysis. This book thus provides, in addition to a carefully documented study of Beethoven's critical reception, a re-evaluation of his oeuvre and its significance in music history. An index of all reviews cited is provided, and a further appendix contains the quoted material in its original language.

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In examining reviews of Beethoven's music in the major music journals of his time, Wallace documents a theory that these reviews bridge a gap between 18th- and 19th-century music aesthetics. He finds ... Les hele vurderingen

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The Leipzig Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung
7
Berlin and A B Marx
45
the controversy over
65
French Beethoven criticism
105
The Fifth Symphony
126
Conclusion
144
Appendix A Index of reviews cited
153
Notes
166
Bibliography
175
Index
181
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