in Beethoven 's music
serve a coherent whole. As an example of this, he cites the famously premature
horn call in the first movement of the Eroica as an expression not
of some personal whim but of Beethoven 's overmastering sense for
form. 37 Here we observe Beethoven 's music becoming more and more
objective, the personal idiosyncrasies of his musical style heard more and
more as supra-individual, natural forces.
Beethoven enjoyed pride of place in Halm 's grand view of the forces of
music history. Halm understood instrumental music to be the highest testimony
to the viability and power of music. And within instrumental
music, he distinguished two great "cultures": the fugal and concerto
forms of Bach, and the sonata forms of Beethoven and Bruckner. He
described sonata form as the "conclusive form of great music." 38 It is an
altogether higher Gestaltung, for in its dramatic temporality and a priori
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finitude it comes closest to life itself. As Halm exclaims: "This is a truly
living music; this is earthly life!"39
As a life force, Beethoven 's music counts as a natural phenomenon, but
it is emphatically not to be heard as nature allowed to run riot. In the sentence
that concludes Halm 's book we hear that Beethoven 's great achievement
is to have formed a great unity out of the metamorphosing
temporality of life: "Where Beethoven succeeded- and succeeded so perfectly
that we can practically grasp the idea with our hands -was in [ creating]
a music of phases,…
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3.3 Piano Figuration
3.3.1 Use of Percussive Figuration
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