Published by Hatje Cantz.
Edited by Andreas Kugler, Jasper Sharp. Text by Stefan Weppelmann, Andreas Zimmermann Herausgeber, Aleida Assmann, Jan Assmann, Werner Busch, Edmund de Waal, Olga Flor, Clemens Gadenstätter, Philipp Hauss, Vea Kaiser, Akira Kasai, Satoko Kawano, Larissa Kirillina, Birgit Lodes, Thomas Macho, Nicolas Mahler, Sheila Melvin, Jindong Cai, Jürgen Müller, Hiroshi Naito, Julia Ronge, Christopher Rothko, Norio Suda, Manfred Trojahn, Beat Wyss, Yanming Zhou, Susana Zapke, Barbara Zeman, Robert Haselbacher.
The German composer’s lasting influence across a variety of artistic forms, with new interdisciplinary analysis
The colossal appeal of Ludwig van Beethoven’s romantic music and larger-than-life personality is explored in this publication, which gathers art both contemporaneous with the composer and more recent works influenced by or responding to him. These include paintings by Caspar David Friedrich; Turner’s famous sketchbooks; prints by Francisco de Goya and Jorinde Voigt; and sculptures by Auguste Rodin, Rebecca Horn and John Baldessari, all reproduced in full color.
Supplementing these artworks, Beethoven Moves also contains a number of essays that feature different voices from around the world on related topics that range from science and literature to expertise and fandom. This interdisciplinary analysis of Beethoven’s significance in the modern artistic canon is a testament to the incomparable composer and his ability to still move us with his music 250 years after his birth.