Beethoven the Pianist (Musical Performance and Reception)

Beethoven the Pianist (Musical Performance and Reception)

Tilman Skowroneck


the commonly held trust that Beethoven was once a coarse pianist, impatient along with his tools, isn't altogether exact: it truly is motivated via anecdotes relationship from while deafness had began to impair his taking part in. featuring a brand new, particular biography of Beethoven's youth, this publication reports the composer's early occupation, outlining how he used to be inspired via lecturers, theorists and tools. Skowroneck describes the improvement and decline of Beethoven's pianism, and can pay exact recognition to early pianos, their building and their value for Beethoven and the fashionable pianist. The ebook additionally comprises new discussions of legato and Beethoven's trills, and an entire annotated assessment of eyewitnesses' studies approximately his taking part in. Skowroneck offers a revised photograph of Beethoven which lines his improvement from an impetuous younger musician right into a virtuoso accountable for many musical assets.

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