The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 1, Spring

A Bibliography of Reviews with Brief Quotations on Bernard Rose's Immortal Beloved
This bibliography contains all the reviews we were able to obtain as of May 1995. I would like to express my thanks to all those readers who sent in local reviews. Readers who locate additional reviews are invited to send them to the Center. Copies of...
Adolph Bernhard Marx, Victim of the Post-Schering Syndrome
WHEN WE CONSIDER THE LONG HISTORY OF SCHOLARLY explorations of extra-musical thought in the instrumental music of Beethoven, the first name that leaps to mind these days is Arnold Schering (1877-1941), whose notorious Beethoven in Neuer Deutung (Leipzig,...
A Multiple-Choice Quiz on the Historical Accuracy of Bernard Rose's Immortal Beloved
THIS MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUIZ ON BERNARD ROSE'S MOVIE ABOUT THE LIFE of Ludwig van Beethoven is organized according to the movie sequence. The movie's answer to the question is identified with an (IB). Circle the letter which corresponds to the historically-correct...
A Note to Our Readers from the Editor
Astute readers will have noticed that, although we look essentially the same, the title of this publication has been changed from The Beethoven Newsletter to The Beethoven Journal. Some time ago it was suggested to us that the name "newsletter" did not...
Beethoven's Oratorio and the Heiligenstadt Testament
THE SUBJECT MATTER OF BEETHOVEN'S ORATORIO CHRISTUS AM OELBERGE, which was first performed on April 5, 1803, is unusual in that it does not cover the whole of Christ's Passion but concentrates entirely on the scene on the Mount of Olives, just before...
Bernard Rose's Immortal Beloved (1994): Reviews from Members of the American Beethoven Society
Editor's note: When Bernard Rose's film was released on Beethoven's birthday last year, we decided that reviews from members of the American Beethoven Society might be a better gauge of the movie's success than reviews from music historians and film...
Conference Report: "Beethoven, New Perspectives," Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel, May 5, 1994
A HAPPY COINCIDENCE OF VISITS TO ISRAEL BY BOTH SIEGHARD BRANDENBURG, Director of the Beethoven-Archiv, Bonn, and Professor Lewis Lockwood of Harvard University provided the occasion for the organization of a one-day conference at Bar-Ilan University....
Miscellanea
DURING WORLD WAR II THE EXTENSIVE USE OF BEETHOVEN'S MUSIC FOR PROPAGANDA purposes by both the Allied and Axis forces significantly altered the public's images of the composer and his music. The opening motive of the Fifth Symphony (the so-called "Fate"...
Selected New Beethoven and Beethoven-Related Books (1992-1995): Supplement
THIS BIBLIOGRAPHY OF NEW BOOKS RECENTLY ACQUIRED BY THE BEETHOVEN Center supplements the list which appeared in The Beethoven Newsletter, vol. 9, no. 2-3 (Summer-Winter 1994), 135-141.I. Books of interest to the general readerA. Books in EnglishEncyclopedia...
Singing the Ode "To Joy" in Auschwitz: A Ten-Year-Old's Story
Editor's note: On the fiftieth anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, we dedicate the following article, written by a survivor of the death camps, to the memory of the Jews who died there between September 15, 1941 and January 27, 1945.1 It is estimated...