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Author Kahn, Robert S.

Title Beethoven and the Grosse Fuge : music, meaning, and Beethoven's most difficult work / Robert S. Kahn
Published Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2010
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Contents Beethoven and the Grosse Fuge -- Beethoven the freelance musician -- Beethoven's character -- Music and meaning -- The Grosse Fuge
Summary This book looks closely at both Beethoven and the Grosse Fuge, placing both in their historical and social contexts. It considers interesting questions about whether absolute music-music without words-can have meaning and speculates that some works of Western music can evoke synesthesia in listeners-a sense of motion through three-dimensional volumes of space. The author also speculates that Beethoven's long creative dry spell in his late 40s was caused by an extended bout with clinical depression
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-164) and index
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Subject Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827.
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Grosse Fuge, violins (2), viola, cello.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1461664055 (electronic bk.)
9781461664055 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)