The Resource Beethoven's conversation books, Volume 1, nos. 1 to 8 (February 1818 to March 1820), edited and translated by Theodore Albrecht

Beethoven's conversation books, Volume 1, nos. 1 to 8 (February 1818 to March 1820), edited and translated by Theodore Albrecht

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Beethoven's conversation books, Volume 1, nos. 1 to 8 (February 1818 to March 1820)
Title
Beethoven's conversation books
Title number
Volume 1, nos. 1 to 8 (February 1818 to March 1820)
Statement of responsibility
edited and translated by Theodore Albrecht
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Editor
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) is recognized the world over as a composer of musical masterpieces exhibiting heroic strength, particularly in the face of his increasing deafness from ca. 1798. By 1818, the Viennese composer had begun carrying blank booklets with him, for his acquaintances to jot their sides of conversations, while he answered aloud. Often, he himself used the pocket-sized booklets to make shopping lists and other reminders, including occasional early sketches for his compositions. Today, 139 of these booklets survive, covering the years 1818 up to the composer's death in 1827 and including such topics as music, history, politics, art, literature, theatre, religion, and education as perceived on a day-to-day basis in post-Napoleonic Europe. An East German edition, begun in the 1960s and essentially complete by 2001, represents a diplomatic transcription of these documents. It is a masterpiece of pure scholarship but is difficult to use for anyone who is not a specialist. Moreover, Beethoven scholarship has moved on significantly since the long-ranging genesis of the German edition. These important booklets are here translated into English in their entirety for the first time. The volumes in this series include an updated editorial apparatus, with revised and expanded notes and many new footnotes exclusive to this edition, and brand new introductions, which together place many of the quickly changing conversational topics into context. Due to the editor's many years of research in Vienna, his acquaintance with its history and topography, as well as his familiarity with obscure documentary resources, this edition represents an entirely new venture in source studies - vitally informative for scholars not only in music but also in a wide variety of disciplines. At the same time, these often lively and compelling conversations are now finally accessible for the English-speaking music lover or history buff who might want to dip into them and hear what Beethoven and his friends were discussing at the next table. THEODORE ALBRECHT is Professor of Musicology at Kent State University, Ohio
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1770-1827
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Beethoven, Ludwig van
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.B4
LC item number
A1735
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Albrecht, Theodore
  • JSTOR
Series statement
Beethoven's Conversation Books
Series volume
1
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  • Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • Musicians
  • MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Classical
  • MUSIC / Reference
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
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Beethoven's conversation books, Volume 1, nos. 1 to 8 (February 1818 to March 1820), edited and translated by Theodore Albrecht
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
General Introduction to the English Edition -- Reader's Guide -- Directionality in Vienna (True and Perceived) -- Heft 1. (ca. February 26, 1818 -- after March 2, 1818) -- Heft 2. (March 17, 1819 -- after May 15/16, 1819) -- Heft 3. (November 20, 1819 -- ca. December 6, 1819) -- Heft 4. (December 7, 1819 -- December 12, 1819) -- Heft 5. (December 13, 1819 -- December 30, 1819) -- Heft 6. (ca. January 7, 1820 -- January 26, 1820) -- Heft 7. (ca. January 27, 1820 -- February 22, 1820) -- Heft 8. (ca. February 22, 1820 -- ca. March 11, 1820) -- Appendix: Descriptions of the Conversation Books in Volume 1-- Bibliography -- Index of Writers of Conversational Entries -- Index of Beethoven's Compositions -- General Index
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English edition.
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1 online resource (400 pages)
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online
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9781787442412
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rdamedia
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  • c
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WorldCat record--jaz
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unknown sound
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remote
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22573/ctt1wwtg2f
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  • (OCoLC)1039079457
  • (OCoLC)on1039079457
Label
Beethoven's conversation books, Volume 1, nos. 1 to 8 (February 1818 to March 1820), edited and translated by Theodore Albrecht
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
General Introduction to the English Edition -- Reader's Guide -- Directionality in Vienna (True and Perceived) -- Heft 1. (ca. February 26, 1818 -- after March 2, 1818) -- Heft 2. (March 17, 1819 -- after May 15/16, 1819) -- Heft 3. (November 20, 1819 -- ca. December 6, 1819) -- Heft 4. (December 7, 1819 -- December 12, 1819) -- Heft 5. (December 13, 1819 -- December 30, 1819) -- Heft 6. (ca. January 7, 1820 -- January 26, 1820) -- Heft 7. (ca. January 27, 1820 -- February 22, 1820) -- Heft 8. (ca. February 22, 1820 -- ca. March 11, 1820) -- Appendix: Descriptions of the Conversation Books in Volume 1-- Bibliography -- Index of Writers of Conversational Entries -- Index of Beethoven's Compositions -- General Index
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
English edition.
Extent
1 online resource (400 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781787442412
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
WorldCat record--jaz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt1wwtg2f
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1039079457
  • (OCoLC)on1039079457

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