The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, Winter

American Beethoven Society's Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Creative Scholarship (2007): Owen Jander, Wellesley College
AT THE SECOND BIENNIAL CONVENTION of The American Beethoven Society co-sponsored with The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies at San José State University, the Society and Center presented Dr. Owen Jander, emeritus faculty at Wellesley College,...
American Beethoven Society's Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Creative Scholarship (2007): Susan Kagan, Hunter College
AT THE SECOND BIENNIAL CONVENTION of The American Beethoven Society co-sponsored with The Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies at San José State University, the Society and Center presented Dr. Susan Kagan, emeritus faculty at Hunter College,...
Beethoven Auction Report (2007)
Sotheby's, Music, London, May 23, 2007Stargardt, Autographen aus allen Gebieten, Berlin, June 26-27, 2007Skinner, Fine Books and Manuscripts, Boston, Mass., November 18, 2007Sotheby's, Musk, London, December 4, 2007Compared to 2006, the offerings of...
BEETHOVEN Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
"BEETHOVEN Piano Concertos nos. 1 & 2." OHi Mustonen, piano and conductor; Tapiola Sinfonietta. Ondine Ode 1099-5. 61:46. Recorded Tapiola Hall in November 2006 (First Concerto) and December 2006 (second Concerto); the piano is not identified. Program...
"BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas": Sonata in E-Flat Major/"BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas": Sonata in C Major
"BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas": Sonata in E-flat Major, Opus 7; Sonata in D Major, Opus 10, no. 3; Sonata in F Minor, Opus 57 ("Appassionata"). Angela Hewitt, piano. Hyperion CDA67518. 77:23. Liner notes by Angela Hewitt. ©2006. $23.98."BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas":...
Beethoven's Philosophical Monologue regarding the Route to Rescue from His Fate: The Andante Con Moto of His Symphony in C Minor
In grateful memory of Ira BrilliantIntroductionBoth Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony and his Symphony in C Minor were first performed in the same concert at Vienna's Theater an der Wien on the evening of December 22, 1808. This amazing concert launched...
Commentary on Wawruch's Report: Biographies of Andreas Wawruch and Johann Seibert, Schindler's Responses to Wawruch's Report, and Beethoven's Medical Condition and Alcohol Consumption
Michael Lorenz would like to thank David Euch and David Black for providing helpful advice and corrections.DR. ANDREAS WAWRUCH'S ACCOUNT, WHICH WAS REPUBLISHED in other periodicals and newspapers soon after its first publication in the Wiener Zeitschrifi,1...
From the Editor's Desk
I REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THAT MAUD ROSENTHAL, "partner and driving force in Otto Haas" antiquarian music, passed away peacefully at home in Oxford on December 18, 2007, four months short of her 99th birthday. Maud was the wife of Albi Rosenthal, one of the...
Letters to the Editor
To the editor:I was very interested to read Dr. Christian Reiters article in the Summer 2007 issue of The Beethoven Journal. He raises some important points about changes in the concentration of lead found at different levels in Beethoven's hair, and...
Ludwig Van Beethoven: The Complete Pianoforte and Violin Sonatas
"Ludwig van Beethoven: The Complete Pianoforte and Violin Sonatas." Cyril Huvé, Johann Schanz fortepiano, ca. 1815, from the collection of P. Labe, restored by Edwin Buenk; Jorja Fleezanis, Lorenzo Storioni violin, end of the 1 8th century, and an early...
Ludwig Van Beethoven: The Last Six Piano Sonatas
"Ludwig van Beethoven: The Last Six Piano Sonatas" (and the Rondos, Opus 51 ). Peter Serkin, "play[ing] on a Graf fortepiano." Musical Concepts MC 122. Originally recorded for ProArte Digital in 1984-1985 (Opuses 109-111 originally on ProArte CDD 362;...
Medical Review on the Final Stage of L. Van Beethoven's Life
Editor's note: This article was first published in the Wiener Zeitschrift für Kunst, Literatur, Theater und Mode 86 (Sunday, April 30, 1842): 681-85. An earlier English translation of Wawruch's report appeared in Paul Nettl's 1956 Beethoven Encyclopedia,...
New Rare Beethoveniana at the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies (2007): Reception History, 1833-1847
1833: Theater playbill for the London "debut" of Madame Schroeder-Devrient in Fidelia at the Theater Royal, Drury Lane, Monday, May 6, 1 833. Gift of the Marmor Foundation.Though a comprehensive history of Beethoven reception in England in the first...
Schulz's Beethoven: Schroeder's Muse
A Joint Exhibit of the Charles Schulz Museum, Santa Rosa, and the Beethoven Center, San JoséTHE CHARLES M. SCHULZ MUSEUM AND THE IRA F. BRILLIANT CENTER FOR BEETHOVEN STUDIES cordially invite all music lovers to a joint exhibit that focuses on Charles...
Selected Recent Beethoven and Beethoven-Related Publications (2006-2007) Including Fiction and Children's Books (2005-2008)
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. Pan I, Books for the General Reader, encompasses biographies,...