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Beethoven: The Pastoral Symphony

Jones, David Wyn ORCID: 1995. Beethoven: The Pastoral Symphony. Cambridge Music Handbooks, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony is in many ways his most startlingly original. It has a programmatic content, it is in five movements, and its mood is quite different from the usual barnstorming image of the composer. Why did he want to compose such a work? Why did it take him five years to realize his vision? What was he hoping to communicate? How did he achieve it? Finally, how was the work received? David Wyn Jones addresses all these vital questions in a fascinating account of this popular work and the context in which it was written.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Music
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Uncontrolled Keywords: Beethoven; Music; Musicology
Additional Information: DOI: 10.2277/ 0521456843
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521456845
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2022 13:49

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