Beethoven's Ninth Symphony Analysis

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The best part of the book for me is the author’s analysis of Beethoven’s ninth symphony, which is more than any study of music. Harvey Sachs is a fairly powerful who opened up Beethoven’s world to me, and also opened up the world of Europe, especially romantic ideas. Sachs in weaving political landscape, the influence of the French revolution, and the reaction to its absolute and caused the damage of napolenon did a good job, and then put all these into artistic vision. The author tries to review the German scene. We know about his activities, as well as his contemporary composers and the music critics. The most interesting part of the book is the first and fourth parts. The former was described by the ninth prime minister in Vienna in 1842.…show more content…
This section alson contains some reception history. In part two, Sachs analyzed some of the romantic works relating to 1824. I find this part of the book very week, and most of it has nothing to do with the subject. Part three contains the verbal description of the ninth symphony, but only after some of the descriptions are useless. If you know this piece, it’s not very useful, but it might have some meaning for people who want to be familiar with the symphony. I chose this book, hoping to get a whole new perspective on Beethoven, especially the ninth, but I didn’t know what could be absorbed though a good
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