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Beethoven's Ninth : a political history / Esteban Buch ; translated by Richard Miller.

Author/Creator:
Buch, Esteban, 1963-
Standardized Title:
Neuvième de Beethoven. English
Publication:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Format/Description:
Book
327 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Symphonies, -- no. 9, op. 125, -- D minor
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827 -- Influence.
Music -- Political aspects.
Language:
Translated from the French.
Contents:
Introduction : The states of joy
The birth of modern political music. God save the King and the Handel cult ; La Marseillaise and the "Supreme Being" ; The Ode to joy and the Emperor's anthem ; Beethoven and the Concert of Europe ; The Ninth symphony
Political reception of the Ode to joy ; The romantic cult ; The 1845 ceremony at Bonn ; The Ninth in the era of nationalist movements ; The 1927 centenary ; Beethoven as Führer ; From year zero to the European anthem ; From apartheid's anthem to the dismantling of the Berlin Wall
Conclusion : Criticism and future of a dream.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [305]-318) and index.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
2003
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0226078124 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
50604853
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