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By Lewis Lockwood

ISBN-10: 0674063627

ISBN-13: 9780674063624

It truly is renowned that Mozart constructed his works in his head after which easily transcribed them onto paper, whereas Beethoven laboured assiduously over sketches and drafts. certainly Beethoven's huge sketchbooks (which overall over 8,000 pages) and the autograph manuscripts, masking numerous levels of improvement, display the composer systematically exploring and evolving his musical principles. via shut research of person works, Lewis Lockwood strains the artistic technique because it emerges in Beethoven's sketches and manuscripts. 4 reviews tackle the composition of the "Eroica" symphony from a number of viewpoints. The chamber works mentioned contain the Cello Sonata in a huge, Opus sixty nine (of which the whole autograph manuscripts of the 1st flow is released the following in facsimile), the string quartet Opus fifty nine No. 1, and the Cavatina of the later quartet Opus a hundred thirty. Lockwood's research complements our knowing of Beethoven's musical options and stylistic advancements in addition to the compositional method itself. In a last bankruptcy the writer outlines the significance of Beethoven's autographs for the trendy performer. Lewis Lockwood is additionally writer of "Music in Renaissance Ferrara" which gained the Kinkeldey (music) and Marraro (history) prizes.

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August ι, 1809; received August 1 1 (Anderson No. 221). 3, and Appendix II. 2 Ü I / Letter, August i, 1809 (source N) Source O. Letter to Breitkopf and Härtel of August 3, 1809 (Anderson No. 223). See Appendix II. Although one of these sources, A, is incomplete and another, B, is missing, this list nevertheless includes the entire known body of primary sources for the sonata. For an exhaustive study of the early history of the work, the whole network of materials would have to be taken into account, but for more limited aspects of study the significance of particular sources will vary a good deal.

1, 3, 5, 9, 13, 15, 16, 18, and 21), or auxiliary signs (Nos. 2, 4, 10, 1 1 , 14, 17, 19, 20, 22, and 23), or duration (No. 12). But his discussion of the apparent dynamic for the opening of the Scherzo (and its subsequent returns) is so curious that it warrants special mention. Evidently sticking close to their original copy, Breitkopf and Härtel had placed a ρ on the upbeat to m. 1 and an ff on the third beat of m. 1). Beethoven's first corExample 2,1 etc. rection (misprint list Nos. 6, 7, and 8) is to remove the J f at m.

77~~ - - τ. / & ?. ff r i t /, Я • — ^ » . ^ л · ^ ^ • <1 ' .. W «*«· -t^*, ^ / =: * - * V ^ ·~ 4 ' Misprint list (continued) sketches F and D represent the earliest extant versions of the material, a view based more on their musical content than on consideration of their single-staff format, though both must be taken into account. Between these sketches and that of source G, I put sources Ε (or a part of it) and H, which are so closely connected in content that they may well have originally formed a single sheaf of sketches, and whose contents suggest an intermediate phase.

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