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The Beethoven sonatas and the creative experience, Kenneth Drake, (electronic resource/)

Label
The Beethoven sonatas and the creative experience
Title
The Beethoven sonatas and the creative experience
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Drake
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Instead of following the traditional chronological order in studying the Beethoven piano sonatas, Kenneth Drake places them in categories that reflect certain qualities of the music. Approaching the sonatas as an interpreters search for meaning, he begins with the Classic composers expressive treatment of the keyboard - such as touches, articulation, line, color, silence, and the pacing of musical ideas
  • He then analyzes individual Beethoven sonatas, exploring such qualities as motivic development, color, philosophic overtones, and technical facility
  • Juxtaposing sonatas of like characteristics, regardless of where they fall in Beethovens oeuvre, Drake places the very early Op. 2 No. 2 and the monumental Op. 101 in the chapter entitled Line and Space. Under the heading Descriptive Music, he discusses Op. 81a and Op 13; under Motivic Development, Op. 2 No. 1, Op. 57, and Op. 110; and under Movement as Energized Color, Op. 53
  • The Quasi una Fantasia encompasses not only the Sonata Op. 27 No. 2, to which Beethoven gave that title, but also Sonatas Op. 26 and, Op. 27 No. 1. Drake pursues the emotional and interpretive implications of such elements as rhythm, dynamics, slurs, harmonic effects, and melodic development. He provides hundreds of musical examples and points out the specific measures in which Beethoven so skillfully employed these compositional devices
  • Kenneth Drake regards the Beethoven sonatas as products of an inner necessity that pianists share with the composer. He encourages musicians to exercise intuition and independence of thought in studying the 32 and to seek not just performance skills but logical conclusions about ideas and relationships within the score
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
786.2/183/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
MT145.B42
LC item number
D7 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The Beethoven sonatas and the creative experience, Kenneth Drake, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=528963
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-315)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- I. The First Raptus, and All Subsequent Ones -- II. Technique as Touch -- III. Tempo and the Pacing of Musical Ideas -- IV. Dynamic Nuance and Musical Line -- V. The Role of Silence -- VI. Sound as Color -- VII. Descriptive Music: Op. 81a, Op. 13 -- VIII. Motivic Development: Op. 2 No. 1, Op. 57, Op. 110 -- IX. Quasi una Fantasia: Op. 27 Nos. 1 and 2, Op. 26 -- X. Line and Space: Op. 2 No. 2, Op. 101 -- XI. Movement as Energized Color: Op. 53 -- XII. The Moment of Creation: Op. 28, Op. 31 Nos. 2 and 3 -- XIII. Facing Two Directions: Op. 49 Nos. 1 and 2, Op. 54, Op. 78, Op. 90 -- XIV. The Enjoyment of Fluency: Op. 10 Nos. 2 and 3, Op. 14 No. 2, Op. 22, Op. 31 No. 1, Op. 79 -- XV. The Cosmopolitan Impostor: Op. 2 No. 3, Op. 14 No. 1 -- XVI. Embracing the Dachstein: Op. 7, Op. 106 -- XVII. A Higher Revelation: Op. 10 No. 1, Op. 109, Op. 111 -- XVIII. The Witness Tree
Control code
ocn826660199
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt16gk92b
Label
The Beethoven sonatas and the creative experience, Kenneth Drake, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=528963
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-315)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- I. The First Raptus, and All Subsequent Ones -- II. Technique as Touch -- III. Tempo and the Pacing of Musical Ideas -- IV. Dynamic Nuance and Musical Line -- V. The Role of Silence -- VI. Sound as Color -- VII. Descriptive Music: Op. 81a, Op. 13 -- VIII. Motivic Development: Op. 2 No. 1, Op. 57, Op. 110 -- IX. Quasi una Fantasia: Op. 27 Nos. 1 and 2, Op. 26 -- X. Line and Space: Op. 2 No. 2, Op. 101 -- XI. Movement as Energized Color: Op. 53 -- XII. The Moment of Creation: Op. 28, Op. 31 Nos. 2 and 3 -- XIII. Facing Two Directions: Op. 49 Nos. 1 and 2, Op. 54, Op. 78, Op. 90 -- XIV. The Enjoyment of Fluency: Op. 10 Nos. 2 and 3, Op. 14 No. 2, Op. 22, Op. 31 No. 1, Op. 79 -- XV. The Cosmopolitan Impostor: Op. 2 No. 3, Op. 14 No. 1 -- XVI. Embracing the Dachstein: Op. 7, Op. 106 -- XVII. A Higher Revelation: Op. 10 No. 1, Op. 109, Op. 111 -- XVIII. The Witness Tree
Control code
ocn826660199
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt16gk92b

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