The strange case of Beethoven's Coriolan: Romantic aesthetics, modern subjectivity, and the cult

Kramer, Lawrence
June 1995
Musical Quarterly;Summer95, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p256
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Analyzes Ludwig van Beethoven's concert overture `Coriolan.' Dispute regarding the name of the play which inspired the writing of the overture; Perception of Beethoven and writer William Shakespeare in the 19th century; Beethoven's avoidance of writing music on Shakespearean topics; Discussion of E.T.A. Hoffmann's review of `Coriolan' in 1812.


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