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The First Four Notes free pdf A "TIME" Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2012A "New Yorker" Best Book of the Year"Los Angeles Magazine"'s #1 Music Book of the Year This revelatory book of music history examines what is perhaps the best known and most-popular symphony ever written--and its famous four-note opening. Reaching back before Beethoven's time, Matthew Guerrieri uncovers premonitions of the opening notes in the rhythms of ancient Greek poetry and the music of the French Revolution. He discusses the Fifth's impact when it premiered, tracing the artistic, philosophical, and political reverberations across Europe to China, Russia, and the United States, from Romanticism to ring tones, from propaganda to pop. This fascinating piece of musical detective work is a treat for music lovers of every stripe.

About Matthew Guerrieri

Matthew Guerrieri writes regularly on music for "The Boston Globe" and "NewMusicBox," and his articles have also appeared in "Vanity Fair," "Playbill," and "Slate." He is responsible for the popular classical music blog "Soho the Dog." He lives in Framingham, Massachusetts.

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Author : Matthew Guerrieri
Publisher : Vintage Books
Data Published : 27 March 2014
ISBN : 0804170193
EAN : 9780804170192
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 384 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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