Beethoven In China: The People's Republic: Penguin Specials

Beethoven In China: The People's Republic: Penguin Specials

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At the turn of the twentieth century, students returning from abroad introduced Beethoven to China. The composer's perseverance in the face of adversity and his musical genius resonated in a nation searching for a way forward. Beethoven remained a durable part of Chinese life in the decades that followed, becoming an icon to intellectuals, music fans and party cadres alike, playing a role in major historical events from the May Fourth Movement to the normalisation of US-China relations. Jindong Cai, whose love for the musician began during the Cultural Revolution, and culture journalist Sheila Melvin tell the compelling story of Beethoven and the Chinese more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 115 x 182 x 10mm | 98g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • English
  • 0734399529
  • 9780734399526
  • 1,146,537

About Jindong Cai

Jindong Cai is an orchestra conductor and a professor at Stanford University. He is a three-time recipient of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary more

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Moser s love of this language, the product of decades of committee meetings and infighting, shines through in his lively narration of Putonghua s coalescence. Los Angeles Review of Books"show more

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