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The Beethoven Violin Sonatas : History, Criticism, Performance - Lewis Lockwood

The Beethoven Violin Sonatas

History, Criticism, Performance

By: Lewis Lockwood (Editor), Mark Kroll (Editor)

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Beethoven's ten violin sonatas have long been cornerstones of the Chamber music repertoire. The "Spring" and "Kreutzer" sonatas are the best known of these works, which stand at the pinnacle of music for violin and piano. Lewis Lockwood and Mark Kroll's volume The Beethoven Violin Sonatas is the first scholarly book in English devoted exclusively to the Beethoven sonatas, and deals with them in unprecedented depth. It presents seven critical and historical essays by some of the most important American and European Beethoven specialists of our time. The authors examine the sonatas within the history of the genre, the social and cultural context in which they were written, their significance within Beethoven's life and works, and the issues they raise regarding performance practices of the period.

" ... covers the subject systematically, with the whole repertoire covered, at least to some extent."--Early Music Review, 107 June 2005

Beethoven's Opus 12 violin sonatas: On the path to his personal style Sieghard Brandenberg
"On the beautiful in music": Beethoven's "Spring" sonata for violin and piano, Opus 24 Lewis Lockwood
"Sonate, que me veux-tu?": Opus 30, Opus 31 and the anxieties of genre Richard Kramer
Beethoven's Opus 47: Balance and virtuosity Suhnne Ahn
The introduction to Beethoven's "Kreutzer" sonata: A historical perspective William Drabkin
The violin sonata in G major, Opus96: Pastoral, rhetoric, structure Maynard Solomon
As if stroked with a bow: Beethoven's keyboard legato and the sonatas for violin and piano Mark Kroll
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ISBN: 9780252029325
ISBN-10: 0252029321
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 8th July 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57