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The Imaginary Museum of Musical WorksAn Essay in the Philosophy of Music$
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Lydia Goehr

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198235415

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198235410.001.0001

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After 1800: The Beethoven Paradigm

After 1800: The Beethoven Paradigm

(p.205) 8 After 1800: The Beethoven Paradigm
The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works

Lydia Goehr (Contributor Webpage)

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Investigates the transition to a musical practice in which the focus was on the production of complete, discrete, original, and fixed products. It explores the development and consequences of the emerging Beethoven myth and with this the Beethoven paradigm, according to which Beethoven comes to be the standard for what it means to compose musical works. The paradigm is described according to several historical shifts in musical practice: the composers’ rising authority and social standing; the composer's increasing independence from worldly affairs; reconceived relations to publishers and performers as well as reconceived norms of ownership, copyright, and plagiarism; new discussions of fidelity, werktreue, and texttreue. The emerging cult of virtuosity and extemporization are also considered. The idea is simply to describe the work concept as thickly as possible, which means at every level of practice and theory.

Keywords:   Beethoven, copyright, fidelity, myth, originality, paradigm, plagiarism, virtuosity

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