Beethoven s Symphonies Arranged for the Chamber

They decided to issue three of Beethoven's newest orchestral works – WellingtonVs Victory, and the Seventh and Eighth Symphonies, Opp. 91–3 – in arrangements for various combinations of chamber group, simultaneously and concurrently ...

Author: Nancy November

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108831758

Category: Music

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Reveals the importance of arrangements of Beethoven's works for nineteenth-century domestic music-making to the history of the classical symphony.

Beethoven s Symphonies Arranged for the Chamber

This book places domestic music-making back into the history of the classical symphony.

Author: Nancy November

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ISBN: 1108927114

Category: Symphonies (Chamber orchestra), Arranged

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Early nineteenth-century composers, publishers and writers evolved influential ideals of Beethoven's symphonies as untouchable masterpieces. Meanwhile, many and various arrangements of symphonies, principally for amateur performers, supported diverse and 'hands-on' cultivation of the same works. Now mostly forgotten, these arrangements served a vital function in nineteenth-century musical life, extending works' meanings and reach, especially to women in the home. This book places domestic music-making back into the history of the classical symphony. It investigates a largely untapped wealth of early nineteenth-century arrangements of symphonies by Beethoven - for piano, string quartet, mixed quintet and other ensembles. The study focuses on three key agents in the nineteenth-century culture of musical arrangement: arrangers, publishers and performers. It investigates significant functions of those musical arrangements in the era: sociability, reception and canon formation. The volume also explores how conceptions of Beethoven's symphonies, and their arrangement, changed across the era with changing conception of musical works.

Chamber Arrangements of Beethoven s Symphonies Part 3

Symphonies Nos. 2, 4, and 6 Arranged for Large Ensembles Ludwig van Beethoven Nancy November. viii ix Acknowledgments Thanks are due to the researchers and staff. arrangements of his works. Johann Nepomuk Hummel, for example—who had ...

Author: Ludwig van Beethoven

Publisher: A-R Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 9781987204544

Category: Music

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This volume represents two important aspects of early-nineteenth-century taste in chamber music: a predilection for “mixed” groupings, including winds and strings; and a preference for larger groupings, including nonets. The sheer number of such works composed, along with data from publishing catalogs and concert programs, is evidence of the contemporary taste for varied chamber music. The present volume gives a selection of three large-scale chamber arrangements of Beethoven’s symphonies. Michael Gotthard Fischer’s arrangement of the sixth symphony for string sextet provides an example of this less common format. The nonet arrangement of the second symphony for flute, two horns, two violins, two violas, cello, and bass by Ferdinand Ries shows the flexibility of performance forces in this repertoire as well as the publishers’ and composers’ desires to capitalize on their popularity, given that this arrangement can be performed with or without the addition of winds. The arrangement of the fourth symphony by William Watts stands between the sextet and nonet arrangements noted above in its combination of one flute with six strings.

Chamber Arrangements of Beethoven s Symphonies Part 1

... and he also rearranged several of Beethoven's chamber works for alternative chamber ensembles. Other well-known arrangers of the time include Michael Gotthard Fischer (the sixth symphony arranged for string sextet in part 3), ...

Author: Nancy November

Publisher: A-R Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 9781987202830

Category: Music

Page: 326

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The three selections in this edition of quartet arrangements of Beethoven’s symphonies are chosen to represent the diversity of quartets as a medium for arrangement in the early nineteenth century. Only the arrangement by Carl Zulehner, of Beethoven’s first symphony, is a string quartet. The arrangement by Johann Nepomuk Hummel of Beethoven’s fifth symphony, for pianoforte, flute, violin, and violoncello (or pianoforte alone), is part of an extensive collection of arrangements that he made for that grouping, while the arrangement for piano quartet by Ferdinand Ries of the Eroica Symphony represents the particular popularity of chamber groupings involving stringed instruments and piano.

Chamber Arrangements of Beethoven s Symphonies Part 2

Wellington's Victory and Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8 Arranged for String Quintet Ludwig van Beethoven Nancy November. arrangements of his works. Johann Nepomuk Hummel, for example—who had worked closely with Beethoven, conducted his ...

Author: Ludwig van Beethoven

Publisher: A-R Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 9781987203370

Category: Music

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This volume adds to our understanding of the Viennese string quintet, revealing the tip of a vast repertoire that has been little studied to date. The string quintet was a popular chamber genre and was one of the most popular media for arrangement in the early nineteenth century. String quintet arrangements were published for a great number of Beethoven’s works during his lifetime, including all of the symphonies except the third and ninth; many overtures; and Fidelio, in two parts. The string quintet arrangements in this volume are of particular significance in this publication history: they appeared as part of a new policy on the part of Beethoven and his publisher Sigmund Anton Steiner, which included the publication of orchestral scores simultaneously with the first editions of the orchestral parts and with arrangements for various instruments, from piano solo to larger ensembles.

Beethoven s Symphonies and J S Dwight

CHAPTER SEVEN Frédéric Kalkbrenner's Beethoven Transcriptions , 1842–1845 ; Symphonies versus Chamber Music , 1844-1845 ... I propose that one was his discovery of a collection of all of Beethoven's symphonies arranged for solo piano by ...

Author: Ora Frishberg Saloman

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1555532160

Category: Music

Page: 241

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John Sullivan Dwight (1813-1893), the first American critic of art music and the founder of Dwight's Journal of Music, set a new standard for musical criticism in the 1840s by fostering the American reception of Ludwig van Beethoven's then unfamiliar symphonies. Drawing upon extraordinary and painstaking research, Ora Frishberg Saloman details the progressive and influential musical vision of the young Dwight, offering a dramatic and long overdue corrective to the conservative image of the critic that has prevailed for most of this century.

The Cambridge Companion to the Eroica Symphony

It was one of the most popular of Beethoven's symphonies for arrangement. During Beethoven's lifetime, large-scale chamber arrangements of large-scale works were in favour. Before 1817, the First, Second, Third, Seventh and Eighth ...

Author: Nancy November

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108529860

Category: Music

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This Companion provides orientation for those embarking on the study of Beethoven's much-discussed Eroica Symphony, as well as providing fresh insights that will appeal to scholars, performers and listeners more generally. The book addresses the symphony in three thematic sections, on genesis, analysis and reception history, and covers key topics including political context, dedication, sources of the Symphony's inspiration, 'heroism' and the idea of a 'watershed' work. Critical studies of writings and analyses from Beethoven's day to ours are included, as well as a range of other relevant responses to the work, including compositions, recordings, images and film. The Companion draws on previous literature but also illuminates the work from new angles, based on new evidence and a range of approaches by twelve leading scholars in Beethoven research.

Theory of Musical Composition

CHAMBER MUSIC - PIANO DUETS . BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONIES . AS DUETS . ARRANGED BY CARL CZERNY . No. 1 , in C Major , 8s .: No. 5 , in D Major , 9s .: No. 6 , The Pastoral Symphony , 10s . 6d . CZERNY the pupil of BEETHOVEN is acknowledged ...

Author: Gottfried Weber

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044040336802

Category: Composition (Music)

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