The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 2, Winter

A Decade of Beethoven on CD-ROM (1989-1998)
WHEN ROBERT WINTER'S HYPERCARD/AUDIO CD PROGRAM FOR BEETHOVEN'S NINTH SYMPHONY first appeared in 1989, it set the standard for future music education programs. Produced by the Voyager Company, its interactive combination of sound, text, and graphics...
Beethoven on CD
WITH THIS ISSUE WE INAUGURATE A NEW COLUMN, which we hope will become a regular feature. It will be edited by Susan Kagan, reviewer for Fanfare, and Thomas Wendel, reviewer for the now defunct High Performance Review. The purpose of the column is to...
Book Review: Russell Martin's Beethoven's Hair
Book Review: Russell Martin's Beethoven's Hair Russell Martin. Beethoven's Hair. New York, New York: Broadway Books, 2000. ISBN 0-7679-0350-1. Hardback: $24.95.Its long journey began almost 174 years ago in Vienna on March 27, 1827. The day before, Ludwig...
Conference Report
Beethoven Papers at the International Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, Royal Holloway, University of London, June 29-July 2, 2000THE ELEVENTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NINETEENTH-CENTURY MUSIC was held on the rags and riches Royal Holloway campus...
Love or Pity? A Musical Message from Beethoven's Grandfather
IIntroductionEveryone active in the field of music who views the oil painting of Beethoven's grandfather Ludwig (Louis) van Beethoven (1712-1773), supposedly painted in 1773 by Leopold Radoux and now in the Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien, will automatically...
Miscellanea
We begin by debunking two myths that refuse to die. Here's the first. One of the most commonly asked questions at the Beethoven Center goes as follows:Question: If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who already had eight children, three who were deaf,...
OBITUARY: A Crucial Friend: William S. Newman April 6, 1912 - April 27, 2000
THE FOREMOST HISTORIAN OF THE SONATA AND ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT BEETHOVEN SCHOLARS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, WILLIAM S. (STEIN) NEWMAN, long-time professor in the Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, died on April...
Recent Beethoven and Beethoven-Related Books, Music Editions, and Facsimiles (1998-2000)
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,...
The Cadenza for Oboe in Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
THE SHORT CADENZA FOR SOLO OBOE IN THE FIRST MOVEMENT OF BEETHOVEN'S FIFTH SYMPHONY has always presented itself as an enigma to oboists, conductors, and musicologists alike because no single explanation as to its meaning, provenance, or raison d'être...