Abstracts of issue 5-6 (1987)

Jean and Brigitte Massin

Beethoven and the French Revolution

Translation in Greek: Giorgos Faraklas
This paper sample of sociological approach of music was first published in 1970, in the journal Arc, an issue dedicated to the bicentenary of Beethovens birth. Object of this paper is a sociological discussion and psychograph of the extra-musical reasoning in Beethovens personality. At the same time it provided a contemporary point of view for the musicological research on the semantics of Beethovens work, even though research on extra-musical elements in Beethovens work had already its own history.