Bringing together reception history, music analysis and criticism, the history of music theory, and the philosophy of music, Beethoven Hero explores the nature and persistence of Beethoven's heroic style. What have we come to value in this music, asks Scott Burnham, and why do generations of critics and analysts hear it in much the same way? Specifically, what is it that fosters the intensity of listener engagement with the heroic style, the often overwhelming sense of identification with its musical process? Starting with ...

Beethoven Hero 2000, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691050584

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Beethoven Hero 1995, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691044071