A CONSERVATISM OF HOPE
ESSAYS BY SENIOR CONTRIBUTORS
ROOTED IN IMAGINATIVE CONSERVATISM
Jan Swafford (born 1946) is an American composer and author. He earned his Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Harvard College and his M.M.A. and D.M.A. from the Yale School of Music. He is the author of
Charles Ives: A Life with Music
Johannes Brahms: A Biography
Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph
The Vintage Guide to Classical Music
Beethoven the Traditionalist?
What one conceives oneself to be doing and what one is perceived by one’s public to be doing are two different things. For Beethoven the New Path (what later history would name the Second, or “Heroic,” Period) was...
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