Alla danza tedesca
BEETHOVEN, as we know, never "repeated" himself. Every one of his creations, with the exception perhaps of certain parerga, works written for special occasions, youthful compositions, and the like, is so individual in character and of such a specific intellectual atmosphere as to make it unique in its class. Nothing is a mere variant of an already existing type. However, it is an entirely different matter when we come to the deliberate use, time and again, of the same theme,1 to the development of different themes, movements, or works springing from a common thematic germbud,2 to the repeated preoccupation with the same artistic problem,3 or to the adoption of the identical, or a related, intellectual idea at different times and in different forms.4
Among the examples of the latter is a remarkable analogy existing between two movements dating from____________________
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Publication information: Book title: Beethoven Studies. Contributors: Ludwig Misch - Author. Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press. Place of publication: Norman, OK. Publication year: 1953. Page number: 14.
This material is protected by copyright and, with the exception of fair use, may not be further copied, distributed or transmitted in any form or by any means.