The meaning of Musical Keys

One of the most influential descriptions of characteristics shared in German-speaking cultures in the late 18th and early 19th centuries was from Christian Schubart’s 1806 missive Ideen zu einer Aesthetik der Tonkunst Ideas toward an Aesthetic of Music. Beethoven himself had a copy of the book with copious annotations on the margins. These characteristics are drawn from Schubart’s writings.

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