Abstracts of issue 5-6 (1987)
Jean and Brigitte Massin
Beethoven and the French RevolutionTranslation in Greek:
This paper – sample of sociological approach of music – was first published in 1970, in the journal
Arc, an issue dedicated to the bicentenary of Beethoven’s birth. Object of this paper is a sociological discussion and psychograph of the extra-musical reasoning in
Beethoven’s personality. At the same time it provided a contemporary point of view for the musicological research on the semantics of
Beethoven’s work, even though research on extra-musical elements in
Beethoven’s work had already its own history.