The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 2, Fall

An Examination of Two Proposed Models for the Melody of the Sixth Movement of the String Quartet in C-Sharp Minor, Opus 131: An "Old French Song" and the Kol Nidre
I. IntroductionAn often fertile subject for scholarly inquiry is the identification of musical models and the circumstances and motivations surrounding their selection. Beethoven studies teem with hypotheses about the parentage of his thematic materials...
Beethoven in the Auction Market, December 1995 - October 1996
Sotheby's, London, December 1, 1995; Stargardt, Berlin, March 22, 1996; Sotheby's, London, May 15, 1996; Christie's, London, June 26, 1996; Sotheby's, London, June 13, 1996; Christie's, New York, October 8-9, 1996; Christie's, London, October 9, 1996SOTHEBY'S,...
Beethoven's Music: The Link between the Individual and Universal
I. IntroductionWe call hermits saints and worldly people sinners. But what about those who dwell alone in the middle of the world? What about those who work among their fellow human beings, but who are lonely giants in their silence? Beethoven was one...
Book Review: Beethoven's Immortal Beloved and Countess Erdödy: A Case of Mistaken Identity?
Book Review: Beethoven's Immortal Beloved and Countess Erdödy: A Case of Mistaken Identity? Gail Altman, Beethoven: A Man of His Word / Undisclosed Evidence for his Immortal Beloved. Anubian Press, Tallahassee, Florida, 1996. xvii, 429 pp. ISBN 1-888071-01-X...
Book Review: Tia DeNora, Beethoven and the Construction of Genius: Musical Politics in Vienna, 1792-1803
Book Review: Tia DeNora, Beethoven and the Construction of Genius: Musical Politics in Vienna, 1792-1803 Tia DeNora, Beethoven and the Construction of Genius: Musical Politics in Vienna, 1792-1803 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995). xiii,...
Miscellanea
SEVERAL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF THE AMERICAN BEETHOVEN SOCIETY HAVE SENT US REPORTS OF THEIR TRAVELS AND NEWS ITEMS IN THE PAST MONTHS, and we thought it was time to gather them together for your delight and edification.The first comes from the music...
Opera Review: Leonore (1804-06) at the 1996 Lincoln Center Festival
Leonore (1804-06) at the 1996 Lincoln Center FestivalCast: Leonore: Hillevi Martinpelto, soprano; Marzelline: Christiane Oelze, soprano; Jacquino: Michael Schade, tenor; Rocco: Franz Hawlata, bass; Don Pizarro: Matthew Best, bassbaritone; Florestan:...
Recent Special Acquisitions (1995-1996) at the Beethoven Center
THE FOLLOWING LIST DESCRIBES MANUSCRIPTS, FIRST EDITIONS, NINETEENTH-CENTURY CONCERT PROGRAMS, RARE BOOKS, AND OTHER UNIQUE MATERIALS ACQUIRED BY THE BEETHOVEN CENTER IN 1995-1996. Also listed are rare early editions and later editions of bibliographic...
Report from the New York Chapter of the American Beethoven Society
THE NEW YORK CHAPTER LOOKS BACK AT OUR INAUGURAL SEASON IN 1995-96 WITH GREAT PRIDE. Our presentations for our members, as well as the public at large, were well attended and enthusiastically received. Many of our charter members and our Executive Board...
Selected Recent Beethoven and Beethoven-Related Books (1992-1996)
THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTIONS OF BOOKS RECENTLY ACQUIRED BY THE BEETHOVEN CENTER ARE INTENDED TO AID READERS IN SELECTING BOOKS THAT APPEAL TO THEIR INDIVIDUAL INTERESTS. Part I, Books for the General Reader, encompasses biographies, histories, repertory...