The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring

Conference Announcement: "Rethinking Beethoven's Late Period," Harvard University, November 1-3, 1996
IN DECEMBER 1995 LEWIS LOCKWOOD TURNED SIXTY-FIVE. IN HONOR OF THIS OCCASION, the Music Department at Harvard will host a major Beethoven conference, to he held November 1-3, 1996. The theme of the conference will be "Rethinking Beethoven's Late Period:...
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Exhibit Report: "The Piano Sonatas of Ludwig Van Beethoven," the Rose Museum at Carnegie Hall, New York, February 27-May 27, 1996
ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EXHIBITS OF BEETHOVEN MANUSCRIPTS, SKETCHES, first editions, iconography, and other artifacts ever to be seen in the United States was on display at the Rose Museum of Carnegie Hall, New York, for three months this spring. Material...
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In Memoriam: Faith Davies
SOME ELEVEN YEARS AGO, AT THE INCEPTION OF THE IRA F. BRILLIANT CENTER FOR BEEThoven Studies at San Jose State University, we made the decision to emulate other arts organizations in the area by forming an Executive Board. The Board's responsibilities...
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Letters to the Editor
Psychoanalysis and Historiocritical MethodDear Editor:In "Psychoanalysis and Historiocritical Method" (The Beethoven Newsletter, vols. 8-9), Tellenbach takes Maynard Solomon to task for his imaginative use of psychodynamic principles, which Tellenbach...
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New Beethoven Portrait by August Ludwig Stein Discovered
AN ARTICLE BY DR. WERNER ROSENBERGER IN KURIER (FEBRUARY 4, 1996) announced the discovery of an unknown oil painting of Beethoven currently in the possession of Joseph Pennock of Sarasota, Florida. The portrait came to the United States when a woman...
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News from the New York Chapter of the American Beethoven Society (March 1996)
THE EVENING OF MARCH 18, 1996 SAW THE SECOND MAJOR PRESENTATION SPONSORED BY the New York Chapter of the American Beethoven Society. The sold-out event, which took place in the Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, featured the performance of three...
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Score Review: The First Two Symphonies in the New Critical Edition
Ludwig van Beethoven. Symphonies, Vol. 1 (Symphonies nos. 1-2). Armin Raab, ed. (Werke, Abteilung I, Band 1.) Munich: Henle, 1994. Prefaces in German, 5 pp.; score, 144 pp.; Kritischer Bericht, in German, 31 pp. Paper, DM 156 ($106) ; cloth, DM 172 ($117).The...
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Selected New Beethoven and Beethoven-Related Books
THE FOLLOWING DESCRIPTIONS OF BOOKS RECENTLY ACQUIRED BY THE BEEThoven Center are intended to aid readers in selecting books that appeal to their individual interests. Part I, Books for the General Reader, encompasses biographies, histories, repertory...
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The Importance of Beginnings in Beethoven's Fourth Fortepiano Concerto
IThe Opening Chord as "Motive"Several years ago I had a conversation with a colleague at the college where I teach in which we discussed the importance of the beginnings of works of literature and music. Aristotle's admonition, "the beginning is more...
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The Nine Symphonies: Preliminary Remarks towards a New Urtext Edition
OVER THE PAST FOUR DECADES, NEW SCHOLARLY URTEXT EDITIONS HAVE been published of virtually the entire oeuvres not only of J. S. Bach, Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but also of relatively lesser figures such as Franz Berwald and Domenico Scarlatti,...
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The Philatelic Beethoven: Women on Stamps
"Beethoven was always involved in some love relationship and sometimes he made conquests which would have been if not impossible, exceedingly difficult for certain Adonises to achieve. "- Dr. Franz WegelerDURING HIS LIFETIME BEETHOVEN BEFRIENDED AND...
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Transcending Gender and Cross-Dressing: Leonore as Romantic Revolutionary
CROSS-DRESSING AND GENDER-BENDING/BLENDING HAVE BEEN FROM THE BEGINNING an element of opera as of all drama. Critical commentary holds that Beethoven's opera is an unhappy amalgam of the genres of the Singspiel and French rescue opera. We would like...
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