The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 2, Winter

Beethoven and Mälzel: A Re-Evaluation of Mälzel's Character and the History of Wellington's Victory
I. IntroductionThe controversy between Beethoven and Mälzel over the rights to the composition known as Wellington 's Victory has been discussed by a number of biographers. The overwhelming consensus has been that Beethoven acted in an irrational and...
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Beethoven Auction Report December 1996 - December 1997
Sotheby's, LondonDecember 5-6,1996; May 16, December 5, 1997Stargardt, BerlinMarch 18-19, November 25-26,1997Hotel Drouot, ParisApril 25, 28, 30, 1997Christie's, LondonOctober 9, 1997I BEGIN HERE WITH THE SALE OF DECEMBER 5, 1996 AT Sotheby's in London...
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"Beethoven in the Schools": Teaching Fourth-And Fifth Graders about Beethoven
IN A SURVEY DONE IN TWENTY-ONE PUBLIC ELEMENTARY schools in the south San Francisco Bay area in the last year, nine- and ten-year-old children were asked if they had ever attended a music concert, were familiar with any piece of classical music, or knew...
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Beethoven, My Favorite Friend
Today I was going to have lunch with Beethoven. I said: "I love your music. So does my mom. She knows how to play your music on the violin and piano too. And I know how to play the book of your Sonatinas. I want to be your friend."He said: "Great!" And...
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Fidelio in England from 1832-1851: J. Wrey Mould's and Henry Chorley's Contemporary Accounts
Editor's Preface: The following essay, "An Account of Beethoven's Fidelio," by J. Wrey Mould is one of two found at the beginning of the T. Boosey piano-vocal score of Fidelio published ca. 1850 in London. The first essay is a brief life-and-works survey...
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Innovation and Tradition in the Classic Concerto: Mozart's K. 453 (1784) as a Model for Beethoven's Fourth Concerto (1805-06)
IntroductionMany studies have documented Mozart's influence on Beethoven's early works.1 More recent research suggests that Mozart's legacy continued to influence Beethoven throughout his life.2 Indeed, Beethoven confessed to the Abbé Maximilian Stadler...
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Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor:Judging by Gail Altman's "rebuttal" of several points in my review of her book Beethoven: A Man of His Word (this journal, Spring 1997), the review appears not to have done justice to her theories. Yet in the same issue Lewis Lockwood states...
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Recent Special Acquisitions (1996-1997) at the Beethoven Center
THIS LIST DESCRIBES FIRST EDITIONS OF BEETHOVEN'S music and other special materials acquired by the Beethoven Center in 1996-1997. Also listed are rare early editions and later editions of bibliographic interest which are not cited in Georg Kinsky and...
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Report from the New York Chapter of the American Beethoven Society on Its Second and Third Seasons (1996-1998)
OUR SECOND SEASON, IN 1996-97, WAS A CAUSE FOR PRIDE. Each of the three events we presented was attended by a large and enthusiastic audience: first, our major event, Claude Frank's splendid recital in the Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse in November;...
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Score Review: Henle's Urtext Edition of the Sonatas for Cello and Fortepiano
Beethoven / Werke für Violoncello und Klavier, ed. Bernard van der Linde, Munich-Duisberg: G. Henle, 1971 (Abteilung V, Band 3 of the Beethoven Werke)Editor's note: According to Music Index and RILM, no reviews of this edition have been published to...
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Selected Beethoven and Beethoven-Related Books and Music Scores from 1994-1997
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,...
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