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The Changing Image of Beethoven: A Study in Mythmaking

Comini, Alessandra

ISBN 10: 0847806170 / ISBN 13: 9780847806171
Published by Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1987
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480 pp/illus. Comini examines the contradictory imagery of the 'real' Beethoven in contemporary and posthumous accounts and illustrations. Rippling oalng top edge of first 40 pages. Scarce. Clean. Bookseller Inventory # 002444

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Title: The Changing Image of Beethoven: A Study in ...

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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No composer in the history of music has undergone so many makeovers in the portrayal of his facial features or the interpretation of his cultural legacy as Ludwig van Beethoven. The myth began during his lifetime when few verbal or visual portrayals of the composer adhered strictly to his physical appearance; instead his mannerisms, manners, and moods prevailed. Promoted from peevish recluse to Promethean hero, he was pictured early on as a 'genius inspired by inner voices in the presence of nature, with leonine hair writhing wildly in symbolic parallel to the seething turbulence of creativity,' according to the author. In this unique study of the myth-making process across two centuries, Alessandra Comini examines the contradictory imagery of Beethoven in contemporary verbal accounts and in some 200 paintings, prints, sculptures, and monuments. With a witty yet penetrating narrative, she moves through these images to construct a collective image of the composer that reflects the many differing impressions left by devoted 'myth makers' ranging from Wagner, Nietzsche, Berlioz, and Brahms to Rolland, D'Annunzio, and Jenny Lind.

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University Distinguished Professor of Art History Emerita at Southern Methodist University, Alessandra Comini is the author of eight books, one of which was nominated for the National Book Award (Egon Schiele's Portraits). The Republic of Austria extended her its Grand Decoration of Honor in 1990, the National Women's Caucus for Art gave her a Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995, and a Comini Lecture Series in her honor was founded in Dallas in 2005. She is associate producer of Museum Music's just-released recording Klimt Musik, featuring composers from Beethoven to Alma and Gustav Mahler.

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