Weingartner: On the Performance of Beethoven's Symphonies and Other Essays
This volume contains English translations of three important literary works of the conductor Felix Weingartner (1863-1942). The title essay is a detailed account of specific performing difficulties and questions of interpretation in each of the nine symphonies, a comprehensive treatment that will be indispensable to music students. Also included are “On Conducting” and “The Symphony Since Beethoven,” both of which attest to Weingartner’s belief that art is at its best when an “exceedingly delicate balance is attained between the feeling and the intellect.” Weingartner’s wealth of observations on music and musicians makes fascinating reading for anyone interested in music.
Unabridged republication of the 1969 Dover edition. [5 3/8 x 8 1/2, 320 pp.