The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 2, Winter

Dr. James S. Healey JULY 14, 1931 - JULY 31, 2009
JAMES ("JIM") HEALEY was a friend of the Beethoven Center even before it officially opened to the public in September 1 985. Hired in 1 985 to be the new Dean of the Library School at San José State University, Jim introduced himself to me as soon as...
Ending the Fifth: The Myth That Beethoven Did Not Know How to Finish
I. IntroductionBEETHOVEN'S FIFTH SYMPHONY, ARGUABLY THE MOST CELEBRATED PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC AND A UNIVERSAL CULTURAL ICON, is also paradoxically responsible for a negative myth - rhat Beethoven did not know how to end this work Was there ever a...
Luann Anglemyer Ausloos JULY 2, 1934 - MAY 28, 2009
LUANN AUSLOOS was one of rhe most important volunteers we have ever been graced with at the Beethoven Center (and I chose rhe word grace with special significance) . When we began indexing books and articles for The Beethoven Gateway (formerly The Beethoven...
Miscellanea
SINCE BEETHOVEN WAS PASSIONATE ABOUT NATURE, it seems fitting, if unexpected, that we found him connected to the Climate Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, on December 6- 1 6, 2009. Hoping to raise public awareness in anticipation of rhe upcoming summit,...
Recent Beethoven Editions and Essays (1994 - 2009)
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. In our column for this issue, I depart from my usual format...
The 2009 Annual Campaign of the American Beethoven Society
THE EXECUTIVE BOARD OF THE SOCIETY is pleased to announce that $24,014 has been raised for our 2009 Annual Campaign co date. (If there are any mistakes in the list below, please let William Meredidi know and corrections will be printed in the next issue...
The Berlin Wall Remembered on the Twentieth Anniversary of Its Fall: Reflections of a Music Doctoral Student
ON JANUARY 29, 1982, 1 LANDED AT TEMPELHOF AIRPORT IN WEST BERLIN to begin four months of research on Beethoven sketches, manuscripts, and first editions.1 As I would come to realize, Tempelhof was rhe symbolically perfect landing spot for an arrival...
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THE INTERNET CAN BE A STRANGE PLACE. Showcasing the best and the worst of what humanity has to offer, it is a veritable smorgasbord. What only twenty years ago seemed to be little more than a novelty has now become such a staple of our increasingly global...