The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 2, Winter

A Neglected Opus: An Examination of the Structural Procedures Employed in Beethoven's "Fantaisie Pour le Pianoforte," Opus 77
I. IntroductionAs a distinct musical genre, the fantasy enjoys an esteemed place in the keyboard repertory, with acknowledged masterworks having been written by composers such as J.S. Bach, C.RE. Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, and Brahms....
Beethoven Auction Report: Stargardt, Berlin, November 24, 2004 Sotheby's, London, December 7, 2004
THE TOTAL VOLUME OF ITEMS WAS NOT LARGE FOR THESE TWO AUCTIONS, BUT QUALITY OUTSHONE QUANTITY AS ONE LOT SOLD FOR AN IMPRESSIVE AMOUNT. The first offering from Stargardt was somewhat unusual. It consisted of four-hand pianoforte arrangements of the First,...
Beethoven Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Opus 63, World Premiere Recording, & Piano Trio in C Minor, Opus 1, No. 3
"Beethoven Piano Trio in E-flat Major, Opus 63, World Premiere Recording, & Piano Trio in C Minor, Opus 1, no. 3." Osiris Trio. Raptus Records 303.68.34.DDD. 51'3''. © 2003. $17.98. Program notes by Jos van der Zanden. Distributed by Records International,...
Beethoven's Copy of J.C. Bach's Six Sonates, Opus 17
I. Examination of the Print and the AnnotationsA REMARKABLE VOLUME OF J.C. BACHS SIX KEYBOARD SONATAS, OPUS 17, THAT WAS PUBLISHED BY J.J. HuMMEL IN 1779, was put up for sale at the Stuttgart Antiquarian Fair in January 2004 by the antiquarian music...
Ferdinand Ries in Vienna: New Perspectives on the Notizen
(ProQuest: ... denotes text stops here in original.)I. Introduction"... I myself now have such a superb teacher. Beethoven takes more pains with me than I would ever have believed. Each week I have three lessons, usually from 1:00 to 2:30."1THESE LINES...
From the Editor's Desk
SEPTEMBER 2005 WILL MARK THE TWENTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF THE IRA F. BRILLIANT CENTER FOR BEETHOVEN STUDIES AT SAN JOSÉ STATE UNIVERSITY. To jumpstart the Center's opening in 1985, the Brilliants donated their stellar collection of seventy-five...
"Ludwig Van Beethoven / Variations Pour Piano": Fifteen Variations with Fugue in E-Flat Major ("Eroica"), Opus 35; Thirty-Two Variations in C Minor, WoO 80; Five Variations on "Rule, Brittania" in D Major WoO 79; Six Variations on a Turkish March in D Major, Opus 76; Six Variations in F Major, Opus 34; Six "Trés Faciles" Variations in G Major, WoO 77; Seven Variations on "God Save the King" in C Major, WoO 78
"Ludwig van Beethoven / Variations pour Piano": Fifteen Variations with Fugue in E-flat Major ("Eroica"), Opus 35; Thirty-two Variations in C Minor, WoO 80; Five Variations on "Rule, Brittania" in D Major WoO 79; Six Variations on a Turkish March in...
Recent Beethoven and Beethoven-Related Publications 2002-2004
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,...
Summer Pianoforte Workshop
Cornell University, July 10-16, 2005THE CENTER FOR 18TH CENTURY Music AT CORNELL UNIVERSITY HAS ANNOUNCED A PIANOFORTE WORKSHOP TO BE HELD ON CAMPUS FROM JULY 10-16, 2005. Three acclaimed American fortepianists, Malcolm Bilson (Cornell), David Breitman...