Beethoven the Romantic: How E. T. A. Hoffmann Got It Right

  title={Beethoven the Romantic: How E. T. A. Hoffmann Got It Right},
  author={Steven Cassedy},
  journal={Journal of the History of Ideas},
  pages={1 - 37}
  • Steven Cassedy
  • Published 2009
  • Philosophy
  • Journal of the History of Ideas
  • In July 1809, E. T. A. Hoffmann received a copy of the score to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony and in July 1810, he published a review of the Fifth Symphony in the German journal for music criticism Allgemeine musikalische Zeitung. Hoffmann need not have actually heard a performance; in his review, the purely musical analysis could easily have been based entirely on his reading of the score. In its basic structure, the review follows the pattern of reviews published in the AMZ. What is… CONTINUE READING