• Beethoven in China: How the Great Composer Became an Icon in the People's Republic

    Beethoven in China: How the Great Composer Became an Icon in the People's Republic
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    ISBN: 9780734399526
    Title: Beethoven in China: How the Great Composer Became an Icon in the People's Republic
    Author: MELVIN SHEILA & CAI JINDONG

    At the turn of the twentieth century, students returning from abroad brought Beethoven to China. The composer's perseverance in the face of adversity and his musical genius resonated in a nation searching for a way forward. Beethoven remained a durable part of Chinese life in the decades that followed, becoming an icon to intellectuals, music fans and party cadres alike, and playing a role in major historical events from the May Fourth Movement to the normalisation of US-China relations. Jindong Cai, whose love for the musician began during the Cultural Revolution, and culture journalist Sheila Melvin tell the compelling story of Beethoven and the Chinese people.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.00
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