The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 10, No. 2, Fall

Beethoven Auction Report: (Stargardt/Erasmushaus, Basel, October 8, 1994; Hassfurther, Vienna, October 28, 1994; Sotheby's, London, December 1, 1994; Stargardt, Berlin, March 17, 1995; Sotheby's, London, May 18, 1994; Christie's, London, June 29, 1995)
IRECORD HERE THE ACTIVITY OF THE LAST QUARTER OF 1994 AND THE FIRST HALF OF 1995 covering Beethoven and the European auction market. The venerable autograph firm of J.A. Stargardt, now operating again from Berlin, teamed up with Erasmushaus of Basel...
Beethoven Papers Read at the Joint Meeting of the AMS, CBMR, and SMT (New York, November 1-5, 1995)
THREE PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS OF MUSIC SCHOLARS - THE AMERICAN Musicological Society, the Center for Black Music Research, and the Society for Music Theory gathered together in New York City from November 1-5, 1995 for a meeting which promised to...
Book Review: William Kinderman Beethoven
Book Review: William Knderman Beethoven Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995. 374 pp. $35.00THE GREAT STRENGTH OF WILLIAM KINDERMAN'S BEETHOVENUES IN ITS superb analyses of many of the composer's works. The author's Beethoven 's Diabelli Variations...
Bringing Bakhtin to Beethoven: The Ninth Symphony and the Limits of Formalism
FOR MUCH OF THIS CENTURY, CRITICAL WORK ON BEETHOVEN'S NINTH SYMPHONY has been concerned with the question: what is the form of the fourth movement?1 As practically every scholar has noted, there are a number of references to traditional forms in the...
Making It in the Big City: Beethoven's First Decade in Vienna
WHEN BEETHOVEN ARRIVED IN VIENNA IN NOVEMBER OF 1792, HE FACED THE young musician's perennial problem: how to make it in the big city. Unlike his native city of Bonn, where the court dominated the cultural landscape, Vienna offered a more diffuse musical...
Max Rudolf in Memoriam (June 15, 1902 - February 28, 1995)
ALL MUSICIANS AND MUSIC LOVERS MUST DEEPLY MOURN THE RECENT DEATH of the noted conductor Max Rudolf after a long life of high achievement and profound music making. He was ninety-two. A former member of the Advisory Board of the American Beethoven Society,...
Miscellanea
RECENTLY WE WERE INVITED TO A MARVELOUS DINNER PARTY OF A FRIEND WHO IS NOT only an excellent professor of music but also an astute antique dealer; among his treasures we espied William Gardiner's The Music of Nature; Or, An Attempt to Prove that What...
Recent Special Acquisitions (1994-1995) at the Beethoven Center
THIS LIST DESCRIBES MANUSCRIPTS, FIRST EDITIONS, PROGRAMS OF CONCERTS from the nineteenth century, and rare books acquired by the Beethoven Center in 1994-1995. Also listed are rare early editions which are not cited in Georg Kinsky and Hans Halm's Das...
Reports on the Newly Established New York Chapter of the American Beethoven Society
The Chapter's FoundingSusan KaganA MUCH HOPED-FOR PLAN TO ORGANIZE A BRANCH OF THE AMERICAN BEETHOVEN Society on the East Coast materialized in September 1995 with the establishment of a New York chapter at Hunter College of the City University of New...
Selected New Beethoven and Beethoven-Related Books
I. Books of interest to the general readerA. Books in EnglishBerlioz, Hector. The Art of Music and Other Essays (A Travers Chants). Trans, and ed. by Elizabeth Csicsery-Ronay. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994. xiv, 274 pp. ISBN 0-253-31164-0....
The Two Versions of the Adagio of Beethoven's String Quartet, Opus 18, No. 1: Revisions in Dynamics, Harmony, and Rhythm
BEETHOVEN'S COMPOSITIONAL PROCESS REMAINS A SUBJECT OF GREATEST INTEREST TO musicians. The many sketches are of paramount importance. Of secondary importance are those examples of revisions of complete works. One of the most extensive sets of revisions...