The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 1, Summer

Alexander Wheelock Thayer: A New Biographical Sketch
1. IntroductionIn 1901 Amy M. M. Graham, writing for the Chicago based monthly magazine Music, described Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1817-1897). the revered biographer of Beethoven, as "one who has done more than any other American in the field of musical...
Antonio Fogazzaro's Beethoven
Music was a life-long passion of the Italian poet and novclist Antonio Fogazzaro (1842-1911). An amateur pianist, he encouraged family and friends to fill his home with music, and he maintained close ties with cellist Gaetano Braga and composer Arrigo...
Beethoven Auction Report
Stargardt, Berlin (June 11-12, 2002)Sotheby's, London (May 17, 2002)I review the Stargardt sale first even though it took place after the auction at Sotheby's, which will allow me to conclude with a spectacular story. Stargardt offered only one Beethoven...
Beethoven News (2001-02)
March 26, 2002, marked the 175th anniversary of Beethovens death, and this day was honored by several events both in America and Europe. The New York Chapter of the American Beethoven Society presented "Beethoven's Death: Evocations of Grief," which...
Beethoven's Sonata in A-Flat Major, Opus 110: Music of Amiability, Lament, and Restoration
A preliminary version of this paper was given at the Focus on Beethoven festival and symposium at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in June 2002 in conjunction with a performance of the sonata by the festival's organizer, John Salmon. This...
Letters to the Editor
To the Editor:Re-reading the second issue of Volume 13 (1998) of The Beethoven Journal, I encountered the reproduction of a Beethoven portrait on p. 67 described as follows: "Engraving from 1861 by William HoIl after the Kloeber painting (from the collection...
Recent Beethoven and Beethoven-Related Publications 2000-2002
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,...