The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 14, No. 1, Summer

A New List of Beethoven Sources in Russia
Part One: Sketches, Sketchbooks, Autograph Copies of Other Composer's Music, Autographs; Letters; Transcriptions of Beethoven Documents in Other Hands; Authorized Copies with Beethoven's Annotations; Relics; and Early Copies and Manuscript Arrangements...
Beethoven Auction Report (May 1998-May 1999)
Sotheby's (London), May 21, 1998Christie's (London), June 3, 1998Sotheby's (New York), June 26, 1998Sotheby's (London), December 4, 1998Sotheby's (London), January 28, 1999Stargardt (Berlin), March 31, 1999Simple and Direct (Las Vegas), April 28, 1999Sotheby's...
Book Review Classical Music: A New Way of Listening
Book Review Classical Music: A New Way of Listening Alexander Waugh Macmillan, 1995, 144 pp., $24.95 ISBN 0-02-860446-8 (hardback) (includes a CD with excerpts and movements from 38 pieces of music)IRA BRILLIANTALEXANDER WAUGH, A LONDON CLASSICAL RECORD...
Book Review: The Life of Beethoven
Book Review: The Life of Beethoven David Wyn Jones Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998 204 pp. $39.95 hardback: ISBN 0-521-560195 $14.95 paperback: ISBN 0-521-568781WILLIAM MEREDITHONE OF THE MOST DAUNTING, IF NOT FORBIDDING, TASKS TAKEN on by any music scholar...
Editorial Clarifications and Comments
First, two small points of clarification on a music example in the last issue. Concerning Example Ia (p. 55), we would like to mention that the G's in m. 185 occur on the first two beats of the measure and the B-flat seventh harmony on the third beat...
International Conference Report
"Beethoven's Compositions for Fortepiano and Violoncello," Beethoven-Archiv, Bonn, June 18-20, 1998THE PAPERS PRESENTED DURING THE THREE-DAY CONFERENCE FELL into four groups which can be divided by their methodological approach: philology, history of...
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor,I should like to thank Hans-Werner Küthen for his detailed response to my discussion of the manuscript of Beethoven's Fourth Fortepiano Concerto containing the composer's annotations (this journal, Vol. 13, no. 2). He has still, however,...
Period Performance: Sir John Eliot Gardiner's Beethoven Festival
IT IS A DISORIENTING EXPERIENCE, TO SAY THE LEAST, TO HEAR IN the flesh four (that's right, four) Beethoven symphonies in two nights performed by the Orchestre révolutionnaire et romantique conducted by the lordly Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Readers familiar...
Politicizing Music in Communist Romania: The Personal Memories of a Witness
THE POLITICIZATION OF MUSIC IN FORMER COMMUNIST COUNTRIES as part of the general cultural policy of the regimes had some general features which applied all over the world.1 The most prominent of these was that the "party and state"2 took culture over...
Thayer Contra Marx: A Warning from 1860
An Edited Reprint of Thayer's Review of Marx's Beethoven BiographyDURING THE LAST DECADE AND A HALF, ADOLPH BERNHARD MARX (1795P-1866) has come to be touted as "one of the most important German music theorists of his time ... [developing] ... a theory...
The Authenticity of the 1812 Beethoven Letter to Bettina Von Arnim
THE AUTHENTICITY OF TWO OF THE THREE LETTERS FROM BEETHOVEN TO BETTINA VON ARNIM (born Brentano) published by her in the Athenäum für Wissenschaft, Kunst und Leben in Nuremberg in 1839 has always been controversial. Sieghard Brandenburg, for instance,...