The premier of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in Vienna on May 7, 1824, was the most significant artistic event of the year and the work remains one of the most precedent shattering and influential compositions in the history of music. Described in vibrant detail by eminent musicologist Harvey Sachs, this symbol of freedom and joy was so unorthodox that it amazed and confused listeners at its unveiling yet it became a standard for subsequent generations of creative artists.
Part biography, part history, part memoir, The Ninth brilliantly explores the intricacies of Beethoven's last symphony, how it brought forth the power of the individual while celebrating the collective spirit of humanity.
- Author: Harvey Sachs
- Paperback: 240 pages
Sku No. 80812969078