The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 2, Winter

A Checklist of First Editions of Beethoven's Works in the Collection of the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies
IntroductionSINCE ITS OPENING IN 1985 WHEN IRA BRILLIANT DONATED SEVENTY-FIVE FIRST EDITIONS TO SAN JOSÉ STATE Univerity, the Center has amassed the largest collection of first and early editions of Beethoven's music in the United States. Although we...
Beethoven on Video: A Review of Selected Educational Programs (1988-1998)
SINCE THE REPORTS BY WILLIAM GEORGE AND KEVIN BAZZANA in the Winter 1991 issue of The Beethoven Newsletter, we have devoted little space to educational videos on Beethoven. This review attempts to fill in that gap by summarizing some of the older television...
Beethoven's Fourth Fortepiano Concerto Revisited: A Response to Hans-Werner Küthen
IN THE SUMMER 1998 ISSUE OF THE BEETHOVEN JOURNAL, Hans-Werner Kiithen gave an account of his discovery of a string quintet arrangement of the orchestral parts of Beethoven's Fourth Fortepiano Concerto, Opus 58, that had been authorized by Beethoven...
Letters to the Editor
To the Editor:I was happy to see in the last issue of the Journal the segment devoted to Internet sites related to Beethoven. To those you listed I can add one that is actually a very useful research tool. On the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com)...
Miscellanea
Herewith we reinstate our popular Miscellanea column, which was set aside temporarily for no other reasons than the facts that (1) we have had too much material to publish in recent years to leave any room for matters miscellaneous and (2) your editor...
Questions of Dating and the History of Sources: A Response to Barry Cooper's Critique concerning the Chamber Music Version of Beethoven's Fourth Concerto
I WOULD LIKE TO THANK PROFESSOR COOPER FOR HIS INTEREST IN THIS MATTER. Without expressly tackling his interpretation of the source which we have both studied, i.e. Beethoven's sketched entries for the fortepiano part in source A 82 b (hereafter A),...
Selected Recent Beethoven and Beethoven-Related Books and Music Scores (1997-1998)
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,...
Sir Thomas Beecham: Reluctant Beethovenian? A Survey of His Beethoven Performances and Recordings
SIR THOMAS BEECHAM (1879-1961), THE GREAT BRITISH CONDUCTOR AND IMPRESARIO, founded several London orchestras, and, -with the aid of his father's fortune (Beecham's Pills), brought grand opera to Britain. He has been gone for almost forty years, but...
The Beethoven Sonatas and the Creative Experience
Book review: Kenneth Drake. The Beethoven Sonatas and the Creative Experience Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994IN THIS SECOND STUDY OF BEETHOVEN'S PIANO SONATAS, Kenneth Drake, professor of piano at the University of Illinois and fortepianist,...
The Power of "Omnipotens": A Study of the Gloria of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis
IT IS QUITE APPROPRIATE THAT THE WORD "OMNIPOTENS" ("omnipotent") should occasion the most powerful gesture in Beethoven's Missa solemnis (see Example Ib). Beethoven's concern with effective word-painting in this work is much discussed in the literature....