The Beethoven Journal

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 2, Winter

Adolf Bäuerle's Allgemeine Theaterzeitung on the Viennese First Performances of the Missa Solemnis and Ninth Symphony
New Rare Beethoveniana at the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies (2006)UNLIKE PREVIOUS INSTALLMENTS IN THIS SERIES, THIS ONE FOCUSES ON A SINGLE NEW ACQUISITION of no little importance in the history of Beethoven reception: the bound issues...
A Foolish Consistency: A Textual Error in the "Appassionata"
Beethoven is of all artists the one whom it is most impertinent to correct merely for the sake of system. His art is not tidy; but it is inexhaustibly thoughtful, and the editor who indulges in the habit of correcting Beethoven's discrepancies is depriving...
A Recently Discovered Portrait of Alexander Wheelock Thayer, Painted by Margarete Auguste Fritze
Introduction (Jander)Every reader of The Beethoven Journal is aware, to be sure, that history's most important, most revered Beethoven scholar is Alexander Wheelock Thayer (born Soudi Natick, Massachusetts, 1817; died Trieste, Austria, 1897).1 The Journals...
Elliot Forbes: 1917-2006
This issue of The Beethoven Journal is dedicated to the musicologist and conductor Elliot Forbes, who died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on January 10, 2006, at the age of eighty-eight, and whose revision of Thayer's Life of Beethoven remains one of the...
Expatriates in Trieste: Letters from Sir Richard Francis and Isabel Burton to Alexander Wheelock Thayer
"Trieste ... is a city made for exiles."1I. IntroductionThroughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, a number of celebrated foreigners lived and worked in the city of Trieste. Situated on a sliver of Italian coastline between the Adriatic...
Letters to the Editor
Dear Editor,In a review of a recording of Beethoven's Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, in the summer 2006 issue of this journal, David Wyn Jones is reported to have written, "Beethoven had never seen the sea." Other writers have made a similar observation-for...
Miscellanea
COPYING BEETHOVEN, A FEATURE FILM BY THE POLISH DIRECTOR AGNIESZKA HOLLAND, opened in the United States on November 10, 2006. Produced by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment and VIP Medienfonds 2, and distributed in the U.S. by M-G-M, this American-German coproduction...
Recent Beethoven and Beethoven-Related Publications: 2005-2006
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,...