“Diabelli Dialectic” - Beethoven & Hegel @ 250

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class="first">“Diabelli Dialectic” - Beethoven & Hegel @ 250

Post by JustinB » Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:09 pm

Happy 250th Birthday, Ludwig van Beethoven!
While there's no known personal connection between Hegel & Beethoven, both were born in 1770, and both are receiving a lot of attention on their 250th anniversaries.
I came across this recent thesis that puts forth a Hegelian interpretation of Beethoven, specifically the "Diabelli" Variations:

Thirty-three Dialectics on a Theme: Hegelian Philosophy Vis-à-vis Beethoven's "Diabelli" Variations, Op. 120
by Maximillian Schmeder

Thirty-three Dialectics on a Theme: Hegelian Philosophy Vis-à-vis Beethoven's "Diabelli" Variatio...
The "Diabelli" Variations, Op. 120, have long fascinated and repelled musicians and audiences alike. They refuse listeners the chief pastime afforded by the genre, offering little opportunity to...
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