The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824

The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824

Harvey Sachs


The superior of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in Vienna on could 7, 1824, was once the main major creative occasion of the year—and the paintings continues to be some of the most precedent-shattering and influential compositions within the background of tune. defined in brilliant element through eminent musicologist Harvey Sachs, this image of freedom and pleasure used to be so unorthodox that it surprised and pressured listeners at its unveiling—yet it turned a typical for next generations of artistic artists, and its composer got here to embrace the Romantic cult of genius. during this unconventional, provocative publication, Beethoven’s masterwork turns into a prism wherein we may well view the politics, aesthetics, and total weather of the period. half biography, half heritage, half memoir, The Ninth brilliantly explores the intricacies of Beethoven’s final symphony—how it introduced forth the ability of the person whereas celebrating the collective spirit of humanity.

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