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The first four notes : Beethoven's fifth and the human imagination, Matthew Guerrieri

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The first four notes : Beethoven's fifth and the human imagination
Title
The first four notes
Title remainder
Beethoven's fifth and the human imagination
Statement of responsibility
Matthew Guerrieri
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This revelatory book of music history examines what is perhaps the best known and most-popular symphony ever written -- and its famous four-note opening. Reaching back before Beethoven's time, Matthew Guerrieri uncovers premonitions of the opening notes in the rhythms of ancient Greek poetry and the music of the French Revolution. He discusses the Fifth's impact when it premiered, tracing the artistic, philosophical, and political reverberations across Europe to China, Russia, and the United States, from Romanticism to ring tones, from propaganda to pop. This fascinating piece of musical detective work is a treat for music lovers of every stripe. - Back cover
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Guerrieri, Matthew
Dewey number
784.2184
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML410.B42 $b G94 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • Beethoven, Ludwig van
  • Symphonies (Beethoven, Ludwig van)
  • Art appreciation
Label
The first four notes : Beethoven's fifth and the human imagination, Matthew Guerrieri
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Revolutions -- Fates -- Infinities -- Associations -- Secret remedies -- Earthquakes -- Samples
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xiii, 359 pages
Isbn
9780804170192
Lccn
2014571604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 18357387
  • (OCoLC)ocn855606979
  • (OCoLC)855606979
Label
The first four notes : Beethoven's fifth and the human imagination, Matthew Guerrieri
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Revolutions -- Fates -- Infinities -- Associations -- Secret remedies -- Earthquakes -- Samples
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xiii, 359 pages
Isbn
9780804170192
Lccn
2014571604
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 18357387
  • (OCoLC)ocn855606979
  • (OCoLC)855606979

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