The Beethoven Song Companion


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This is the first full-length, published study of Beethoven's songs. All the composer's songs with piano are included, with full German texts and translations, together with comprehensive notes on the poetry and the music. The inclusion of unfinished songs gives a fascinating insight into Beethoven's compositional methods. An introductory essay considers reasons for the relative neglect of the songs, the significance of Beethoven's choice of texts, his crucial role in the development of German art-song and specific aspects ...

The Beethoven Song Companion 2010, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719075711

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The Beethoven Song Companion 2008, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719075704