This ‘movement’ considers how Beethoven’s music articulates the freedom of the heroic subject and its inherent contradictions, particularly through the logic of the ‘blank’ or ‘zero’ sign and the formal concept of the ‘eternal moment’ (or what Adorno terms the Augenblick in Beethoven’s symphonic processes). It explores these notions through the analyses of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and Eroica Symphpony.
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