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Beethoven's unborn children

Drabkin, William (2011) Beethoven's unborn children In, May, Jürgen (eds.) Beiträge zu Biographie und Schaffensprozess bei Beethoven. Bonn, Germany, Beethoven-Haus Bonn / Carus pp. 35-50. (Schriften des Beethoven-Hauses Bonn, 21).

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A study of Beethoven's early sketches in the "Kafka" and "Fischhof" miscellanies, which argues that ideas that Beethoven appears to reject for the finished version of his music often find a use later on in his oeuvre. Specific reference is made to sketches for a "Minuet in A flat" which are used in the slow movement of the "Pathetique" Sonata, Op. 13 (1799), and for the finale of the Piano Sonata Op. 10, No. 1, whose structure is transferred into the development of the the first movement of the Quartet in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4 (1800)

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Published date: 2011
Organisations: Music


Local EPrints ID: 180069
ISBN: 978-3-88188-124-1
PURE UUID: da046921-ec55-4dc3-ad91-bd390b387672

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Date deposited: 06 Apr 2011 13:08
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:01

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Author: William Drabkin
Editor: Jürgen May

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