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The Resource Beethoven and the construction of genius : musical politics in Vienna, 1792-1803, Tia DeNora

Beethoven and the construction of genius : musical politics in Vienna, 1792-1803, Tia DeNora

Label
Beethoven and the construction of genius : musical politics in Vienna, 1792-1803
Title
Beethoven and the construction of genius
Title remainder
musical politics in Vienna, 1792-1803
Statement of responsibility
Tia DeNora
Title variation
Musical politics in Vienna, 1792-1803
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this account, Tia DeNora reconceptualizes the notion of genius by placing the life and career of Ludwig van Beethoven in its social context. She explores the changing musical world of late eighteenth-century Vienna and follows the activities of the small circle of aristocratic patrons who paved the way for the composer's success. DeNora reconstructs the development of Beethoven's reputation as she recreates Vienna's musical scene through contemporary accounts, letters, magazines, and myths--a colorful picture of changing times. She explores the ways Beethoven was seen by his contemporaries and the image crafted by his supporters. Comparing Beethoven to contemporary rivals now largely forgotten, DeNora reveals a figure musically innovative and complex, as well as a keen self-promoter who adroitly managed his own celebrity. DeNora contends that the recognition Beethoven received was as much a social achievement as it was the result of his personal gifts. In contemplating the political and social implications of culture, DeNora casts many aspects of Beethoven's biography in a new and different light, enriching our understanding of his success as a performer and composer
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
780/.92
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.B4
LC item number
D36 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Beethoven and the construction of genius : musical politics in Vienna, 1792-1803, Tia DeNora
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beethoven and social identity -- Emergence of serious music culture, 1784-1805 -- Musical patronage and social change -- Beethoven's social resources -- "From Haydn's hands" : narrative constructions of Beethoven's talent and future success -- Beethoven in the salons -- Beethoven-Wölffl piano duel : aesthetic debates and social boundaries -- Beethoven's early aesthetic campaigns -- Beethoven and the resources of cultural authority
Control code
ocm31132357
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780520211582
Lccn
94032544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)31132357
Label
Beethoven and the construction of genius : musical politics in Vienna, 1792-1803, Tia DeNora
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-224) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beethoven and social identity -- Emergence of serious music culture, 1784-1805 -- Musical patronage and social change -- Beethoven's social resources -- "From Haydn's hands" : narrative constructions of Beethoven's talent and future success -- Beethoven in the salons -- Beethoven-Wölffl piano duel : aesthetic debates and social boundaries -- Beethoven's early aesthetic campaigns -- Beethoven and the resources of cultural authority
Control code
ocm31132357
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 232 pages
Isbn
9780520211582
Lccn
94032544
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)31132357

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