The Middle-Style/Late-Style Dialectic: Problematizing Adorno’s Theory of Beethoven

“The Middle-Style/Late-Style Dialectic: Problematizing Adorno’s Theory of Beethoven.” The Journal of Musicology 30, no. 3 (2013): 287–329.

The organic unity that Adorno declares a hallmark of Beethoven’s middle style can, with a Schenkerian lens, also be seen in the late style. Conversely, the fragmentary quality that Adorno declares a hallmark of the late style can be seen in the middle style.

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“The Middle-Style/Late-Style Dialectic: Problematizing Adorno’s Theory of Beethoven” (2013).