The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 2, Winter

A Dutch Visitor to Beethoven
OTTO DE BOER WAS A MEMBER OF THE ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN AMSTERDAM. To gain an audience with Beethoven, he probably had used his predicate as a member of this academy, which had already elected Beethoven as one of its honorary members. This man from...
A New List of Beethoven Sources in Russia: Part Two: Printed Sources of Beethoven's Works in Russian Libraries
UNLIKE BEETHOVEN AUTOGRAPH SOURCES IN RUSSIA (manuscripts, sketches, letters, and copies), which have several times been listed and described by Natan L'vovich Fishman, early editions of Beethoven's works have never drawn special attention from Russian...
A New List of Beethoven Sources in Russia: Supplement to Part One
IN JULY OF 1999, LARISSA KIRILUNA SENT US A SUPPLEMENT TO HER UST OF RUSSIAN MANUSCRIPT SOURCES OF BEETHOVEN'S MUSIC, published in our last issue (Vol. 14, no. 1). All of the following items supplement Part VI of her original list, "Early Copies and...
Beethoven's Symphony No. 1: Tactics and Strategy
PEOPLE STILL TAG THAT VAGUE TERM "CLASSICAL" TO THE STYLE OF BEETHOVEN, but the "classicism" of his age is not that of the Parthenon and the Erectheum, but the romanticized classicism of Jefferson's Monticello and Canova's Pauline Borghese; not that...
Hearing the Unheard Beethoven: A New Web Site Makes Unfamiliar Works by Beethoven Available to Listeners for the First Time
BEING FAMILIAR WITH ALL OF BEETHOVEN'S WELL-KNOWN WORKS IS A DEEP PLEASUREENOUGH FOR A LIFETIME FOR ANY MUSIC LOVER. But think what agreat gift it would be to find that there exist several hundred more compositions and fragments written by that same...
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor,Might I he permitted to add a very belated footnote to a controversy discussed in this journal some time ago (Vol. 12, no. 1, p. 49)? It concerns the reason why Beethoven visited the Haarmarkt on or about February 10, 1820.Maynard Solomon...
Recent Special Acquisitions (1998-1999) at the Beethoven Center
THIS SELECTIVE LIST DESCRIBES FIRST EDITIONS OF BEETHOVEN'S MUSIC AND OTHER SPECIAL MATERIALS acquired by the Beethoven Center in 1998 and 1999. Also listed are rare early editions, and later editions of bibliographic interest, that are not cited in...
Selected Recent Beethoven and Beethoven-Related Books and Music Editions (1996-1999)
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,...
Thayer Contra Marx: A Warning from 1860: An Edited Reprint of Thayer's Review of Marx's Beethoven Biography Part 2
Second Notice 1The English or American reader, whose only biography of Beethoven has been the translation of Schindler's work by Moscheles,2 will be pleased to find scattered through Marx's two volumes a number of interesting extracts from the Conversation...