Beethoven in German Politics, 1870-1989

Author(s): 
Dennis, David B.
ISBN: 
0300063997
Date published: 
January 1996
Paperback
Price: 
£20.00
Pages: 
264

This absorbing book chronicles the exploitation of Beethoven's life and work by German political parties from the founding of the modern nation to the East German Revolution of 1989. Drawing on a wealth of previously untapped archival resources, Dennis examines how politicians have associated Beethoven with competing visions of German destiny, thereby transforming art and artist into powerful national symbols.