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The descriptive note comes from item 4283 in :


Diamond, Harold J.
Music analyses
An annotated guide to the literature
New York: Schirmer Books, 1991, 716 p.

This is what Harold J. Diamond had to say:

An analytic essay on the slow movement of the Ninth Symphony. Introductory remarks discuss background and genesis. Analytic discussion is on pp.50-59. Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles is identified as the programmatic basis; parallels between the story and the music are identified. Structure described.

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