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Beethoven and the Grosse Fuge: Music, Meaning, and Beethoven's Most Difficult Work (Paperback)
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Beethoven and the Grosse Fuge: Music, Meaning, and Beethoven's Most Difficult Work (Paperback)

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Paperback 180 Pages / Published: 01/06/2010
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This book looks closely at both Beethoven and the Grosse Fuge, placing both in their historical and social contexts. It considers interesting questions about whether absolute music-music without words-can have meaning and speculates that some works of Western music can evoke synesthesia in listeners-a sense of motion through three-dimensional volumes of space. The author also speculates that Beethoven's long creative dry spell in his late 40s was caused by an extended bout with clinical depression.

Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810874183
Number of pages: 180
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 230 x 161 x 11 mm


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I was bowled over by the intelligence and range of Kahn's considerations, even when I do not agree with them. -- Dr. Oliver Sacks, author of Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain
This book...is accessible to the general reader while also meaningful to the knowledgeable musician and historian. * The Beethoven Journal *

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