TITLE

Why Beethoven?

AUTHOR(S)
Botstein, Leon
PUB. DATE
September 2010
SOURCE
Musical Quarterly;Sep2010, Vol. 93 Issue 3/4, p361
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the music of German composer Ludwig van Beethoven and the connection between his manipulation of musical logic and sonata form's formal procedures. It notes that Beethoven's music inspires listeners to integrate ideas, story lines, and specific emotions of the moments and aspects of music. It points out that his music conveys meaning to listeners central to concert repertory which marks the point when music attained larger cultural and historical significance. It also appeals to the emotional and visual imagination of listeners in association with the authorial intentionality.
ACCESSION #
58146994

 

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