Integral interpretation: Introductory notes to Beethoven, Kolisch and the question of the metronome

Levin, Thomas Y.
March 1993
Musical Quarterly;Spring93, Vol. 77 Issue 1, p81
Academic Journal
Discusses the metronome and its history and significance to both composers and performers. Need for a standardized unit of temporal measurement; Pendulum; Johann Nepomuk Malzel; Rudolf Kolisch's `Tempo and Character in Beethoven's Music'; Resistance to Beethoven's `revolutionary clan'; Profile on Kolisch; Integral interpretation.


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