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Title:
Beethoven's Ninth : a political history
Author:
Buch, Esteban, 1963-
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Neuvième de Beethoven. English
Publication Information:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Translation of: La neuvième de Beethoven.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction : The states of joy -- The birth of modern political music. God save the King and the Handel cult ; La Marseillaise and the "Supreme Being" ; The Ode to joy and the Emperor's anthem ; Beethoven and the Concert of Europe ; The Ninth symphony -- Political reception of the Ode to joy. The romantic cult ; The 1845 ceremony at Bonn ; The Ninth in the era of nationalist movements ; The 1927 centenary ; Beethoven as Führer ; From year zero to the European anthem ; From apartheid's anthem to the dismantling of the Berlin Wall -- Conclusion : Criticism and future of a dream.
ISBN:
9780226078120
Format :
Book