The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 17, No. 2, Winter

Beethoven Auction Report Sotheby's (London), December 6, 2002
TWELVE BEETHOVEN LOTS WERE AUCTIONED IN SOTHEBY'S salerooms in London on December 6, 2002, ranging from important sketch leaves to a mixed lot of printed editions that proved to be unattractive to buyers. All this took place with a relatively strong...
Beethoven, Irish and Scottish Songs
"Beethoven, Irish and Scottish Songs." Sophie Daneman, soprano; Paul Agnew, tenor; Peter Harvey, baritone; Jerome Hantai, pianoforte; Alessandro Moccia, violin; Alix Verzier, cello. Astrée CD E8850. DDD. $19.98. Recorded June 2001. © 2001. 71' 05''.It...
Beethoven News (2002)
THE EARLIEST DRAFT of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony sold for a record-breaking £1,200,000 ($1,800,000) at London's Sotheby's auction house last May. The manuscript-only aingle page - was purchased by an anonymous telephone bidder. Stephen Roe, head of the...
Beethoven Papers Read at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the American Musicological Society and the Society for Music Theory
Columbus, Ohio served as the gracious host of the annual joint meeting of the American Musicological Society and the Society for Music Theory from October 31 through November 3, 2002. The conference hotel, right in the middle of town, was only a short...
Beethoven's "Immortal Beloved": Arguments in Support of the Candidacy of Bettina Brentano
IntroductionIT HAS NOW BEEN MORE THAN 160 YEARS since attempts first began to discover the identity of Beethoven's so-called "Immortal Beloved," a puzzle still without a conclusive and universally accepted resolution. In 1840 Anton Schindler began by...
Beethoven Sonates
"Beethoven Sonates": in C-sharp Minor, Opus 27, no. 2 ("Moonlight"); in F Minor, Opus 57 ("Appassionato"); in A-flat Major, Opus 1 10. Frank Braley, piano. Harmonia Mundi 901750. DDD. 59'04''. © 2001. $16.98.The young French pianist Frank Braley, born...
Beethoven, the Last Three Piano Sonatas
"Beethoven, The Last Three Piano Sonatas" (Opuses 109, 110, 111). William Kinderman, piano. Hyperion CD55083. DDD. 67'04''. © 2002. $10.98.William Kinderman, currently Professor of Musicology and Chair of the Musicology Division at the University of...
Letters to the Editor
To the editor:I appear to have missed the Winter 2001 issue of Beethoven Journal-can't find it on my shelf- with editor William Merediths article "'Yearbooks,' Beethoven Periodicals, and the Future of Beethoven Forum" (vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 83-86). Meredith...
Miscellanea
So often music can become a vehicle for healing in some of life's most intractable situations, reaching out beyond the diverse and disparate views of those who have given up hope to spread its healing balm. Simon Rattles performance of the Ninth Symphony...
New and Rare Acquisitions at the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies (2002)
I. Rare Books (in chronological order)James Grassineau. A Musical Dictionary; Being a Collection of Terms and Characters, As well Ancient as Modern; including the Historical, Theoretical, and Practical Parts of Music: As also, an Explanation of some...
Piano Sonatas 'Quasi Una Fantasia'
"Piano Sonatas 'Quasi una Fantasia'": in E-flat Major, Opus 27, no. 1; in C-sharp Minor, Opus 27, no. 2 ("Moonlight"); in E Major, Opus 109. Maria João Pires, piano. DG453 457-2. DDD. 51'6''. © 2001. $10.98.The Portugese pianist Maria João Pires, now...
PUBLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT: The Complete Beethoven Holdings of the Staatsbibliothek Zu Berlin on Microfiche
K.G. Saur, a member of the Gale Group/ Thomson Learning Company, has announced the publication of an important research tool for scholars and performers. The series is titled Musikhandschriften der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz...
Report from the Beethoven Association France: The European Premiere of the Willem Holsbergen's Realization of the Sketches for the "Macbeth" Overture: Rennes and Lannion, France, November 28-30, 2002
ON THE EVE OF OUR JOURNEY to Brittany, the question arose: "why?" Why go to Brittany to listen to a work lasting just a few minutes? Why dedicate so much time and energy to this project? My mind was flooded with doubts concerning the works of just a...
Some Thoughts on the Tempos of the Beethoven Pianoforte Concertos
Editors note: In August 2002 Morag Frager, the wife of the late pianist Malcolm Frager, wrote to inquire if we would be interested in publishing an article Malcolm had written for The Beethoven Journal'the same month as his passing in June 1991. After...