The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 1, Summer

An English Translation of the Passages Beethoven Marked in His 1811 Edition of Sturm's Betrachtungen üBer Die Werke Gottes Im Reiche der Natur Und Vorsehungen Auf Alles Tages Des Jahres (Part 1)
ALTHOUGH STURM'S BETRACHTUNGEN WAS, AS NOTED IN THE PRECEDING ESSAY, WILDLY POPULAR IN ENGLISH-LANGUAGE EDITIONS DURING BEETHOVEN'S LIFETIME, none of the editions we have been able to examine translates the text in either a word-by-word or phrase-by-phrase...
BEETHOVEN AUCTION REPORT: Stargardt, Berlin, March 18-19, 2003; Sotheby's, London, May 22, 2003
THE STARGARDT AUCTION OFFERED TWO BEETHOVEN ITEMS WITH TOTALLY DIFFERENT OUTCOMES. Estimated to go for around 25,000, the first was a brief note to Gustav Dollinger (1774-1835) that apologized for a late arrival of a book due to health problems ("Forgive...
Beethoven Concerts in the 50th Anniversary Season (2003-2004) of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City)
TO CELEBRATE THE FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY SEASON OF THE METROPOLITAN MUSUEM OF ARTS' CONCERT SERIES, the Museum is sponsoring a remarkable series of concerts. The all-Beethoven and partially-Beethoven concerts are listed below. For tickets and a brochure...
Beethoven on CD
"Music for Cello and Piano, Vol. 1": Sonata for Horn and Piano in F Major, Opus 17 (arr. for cello and piano); Sonata No. 1 in F Major, Opus 5, no. 1; Seven Variations on the duet "Bei Mämern" from Mozart's opera Die Zauberflöte, WoO 46; Sonata no. 2...
Beethoven's Contribution to Podoerotica: "Soll ein Schuh Nicht Drücken," WoO 91, No. 2
I. "IntroductionPARIS, THE MID-SEVENTIES OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY: JEAN-HONORÉ FRAGONARD (1732-1806) ENJOYS A WIDE REPUTATION AS A PAINTER OF SENSUOUS FEMALE NUDES. His painting, Les hazards heureux de l'escarpolette (1767), now popularly known as L'Escarpolette...
Beethoven's Markings in Christoph Christian Sturm's Reflections on the Works of God in the Realm of Nature and Providence for Every Day of the Year
I. IntroductionTHE CLASSIC MYTH SURROUNDING BEETHOVEN EMBODIES TRIUMPH. Recognized early in his life for his musical genius, mentored by some of the leading composers in Vienna (the musical capital of the world), by all appearances here was a man destined...
Letters to the Editor
To the editor:Much as I savored William Meredith's report on current fashions in Beethovenforschung(see his "Beethoven Papers Read at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society and the Society for Music Theory" in the preceding issue...
Lewis Lockwood's Beethoven: The Music and the Life
Lewis Lockwood's Beethoven: The Music and The Life New York: W. W. Norton, 2002. xix, 604 pp. ISBN 0-393-05081-5 (hardback) $39.95.OWEN JANDERAS ONE CONTEMPLATES THE VAST LITERATURE ABOUT BEETHOVEN THAT HAS BEEN PUBLISHED OVER THE GENERATIONS, a teasing...
Quotables
Just as my fingers on these keysMake music, so the self-same soundsOn my spirit make a music, too.Music is feeling, then, not sound ...- Wallace Stevens"Peter Quince at the Clavier"During dinner we played CD of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 32-for me...
Rare New Acquisitions at the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies
Please note: Purchase of amost all of the items in this issue's column were made possible solely through the annual membership donations of the American Beethoven Society.I. Music Scores of Works by Beethoven AloneOpus 2, nos. 1-3 (1813-1822 edition):...
Recent Beethoven and Beethoven-Related Publications 2001-2003
THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTIONS OF BOOKS AND SCORES RECENTLY ACQUIRED BY THE BEETHOVEN CENTER ARE INTENDED TO AID READERS IN SELECTING NEW PUBLICATIONS THAT APPEAL TO THEIR INDIVIDUAL INTERESTS.Part I, "Books for the General Reader," encompasses biographies,...
Report from the New York Chapter of the American Beethoven Society (2002-2004)
AS A CENTRAL PART OF ITS MISSION, ABS-NY PRESENTS PROGRAMS OF BEETHOVEN'S MUSIC NOT LIKELY TO BE PERFORMED ELSEWHERE; thus, the main concert of our 2002-03 season, titled "Beethoven and Beyond," presented an evening of rarely heard songs, mostly by Beethoven....
The Question of Beethoven's Syphilis Reconsidered
The Question of Beethoven's Syphilis Reconsidered PETERJ. DAVlES Deborah Hayden. Pox: Genius, Madness, and the Mysteries of Syphilis. New York: Basic Books, 2003. xx, 379 pp. ISBN 0-465-02881-0 (hardback) $27.50.THE BOOK POX BY THE INDEPENDENT SCHOLAR...